FERNANDO P. NEAL (1901-1905) #16As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Fernando Phineas Neal (1855-1924) was born in Knoxville, Iowa. He attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri then got a job in Wellington, Kansas in a bank. He came to Kansas City in 1888 to work at, and eventually become Vice-President of, the Union National Bank. In 1901, Mr. Neal was chosen to be a Republican representative on the Park Board by Mayor James A. Reed. He served on the Board for four years.In 1908, the Union National Bank joined with National Bank of Commerce. In 1909, Mr. Neal and some others who had been involved with the Union National Bank, started the Southwest National Bank with Mr. Neal as President. Southwest National joined with the National Bank of Commerce in 1912. Mr. Neal was involved with banking until retiring several years later.Mr. Neal was chairman of the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College, on the executive committee of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, a member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Mission Hills Country Club.Mr. Neal was appointed chairman of the committee to sell War Savings Certificates in November 1917 after the United States entered World War I and became a member of the national War Credit Board in Washington, D.C He was also a supporter and on the committee for raising money to build the Liberty Memorial after the war.Mr. Neal met his wife, Ida, while in Liberty, Missouri and they married in 1880. They had three children. Ida Neal died in 1923. Fernando Neal died in 1924. #KCParks #FromTheArchives | KC Parks Instagram Photos

FERNANDO P. NEAL (1901-1905) #16As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Fernando Phineas Neal (1855-1924) was born in Knoxville, Iowa. He attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri then got a job in Wellington, Kansas in a bank. He came to Kansas City in 1888 to work at, and eventually become Vice-President of, the Union National Bank. In 1901, Mr. Neal was chosen to be a Republican representative on the Park Board by Mayor James A. Reed. He served on the Board for four years.In 1908, the Union National Bank joined with National Bank of Commerce. In 1909, Mr. Neal and some others who had been involved with the Union National Bank, started the Southwest National Bank with Mr. Neal as President. Southwest National joined with the National Bank of Commerce in 1912. Mr. Neal was involved with banking until retiring several years later.Mr. Neal was chairman of the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College, on the executive committee of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, a member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Mission Hills Country Club.Mr. Neal was appointed chairman of the committee to sell War Savings Certificates in November 1917 after the United States entered World War I and became a member of the national War Credit Board in Washington, D.C He was also a supporter and on the committee for raising money to build the Liberty Memorial after the war.Mr. Neal met his wife, Ida, while in Liberty, Missouri and they married in 1880. They had three children. Ida Neal died in 1923. Fernando Neal died in 1924. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

Posted by Intagrate Lite