VINCENT M. HAGERTY (1947-52) #60As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Vincent Marcellus Hagerty (1902-1987) was born in Glasgow, Missouri. His father Thomas, who was a carpenter, moved his family to Kansas City when Vincent was young.In 1925, Vincent married Mary Ellen Simpson, great-granddaughter of noted Kansas City pioneer and minister Nathan Scarritt. Vincent and Mary Ellen lived in the northeast area of Kansas City, an area where Nathan Scarritt owned much property in the mid to late 1800s. Vincent and Mary Ellen had two daughters.At the time of his marriage, Vincent was involved in the banking business. In the mid-1920s he started to work with insurance and real estate and was involved with these businesses the rest of his working life.Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Park Board in April 1947. He resigned in January 1952. Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Citizens’ Bond Committee in 1954 as a trustee. The Committee helped supervise the expenditure of city bonds for projects. There were fifteen members of the Committee from various occupations. He served until 1959. He was named to the Fire Board by Mayor H. Roe Bartle in 1959.Mr. Hagerty was on the board of the Spofford Home where children in distress could find care and a place to live. He was a trustee of the Melrose Methodist Church, which Nathan Scarritt helped start in 1888. He was also on the Real Estate Board. #KCParks #FromTheArchives #HistoricNortheast

VINCENT M. HAGERTY (1947-52) #60As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Vincent Marcellus Hagerty (1902-1987) was born in Glasgow, Missouri.  His father Thomas, who was a carpenter, moved his family to Kansas City when Vincent was young.In 1925, Vincent married Mary Ellen Simpson, great-granddaughter of noted Kansas City pioneer and minister Nathan Scarritt. Vincent and Mary Ellen lived in the northeast area of Kansas City, an area where Nathan Scarritt owned much property in the mid to late 1800s. Vincent and Mary Ellen had two daughters.At the time of his marriage, Vincent was involved in the banking business. In the mid-1920s he started to work with insurance and real estate and was involved with these businesses the rest of his working life.Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Park Board in April 1947.  He resigned in January 1952. Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Citizens’ Bond Committee in 1954 as a trustee. The Committee helped supervise the expenditure of city bonds for projects. There were fifteen members of the Committee from various occupations.  He served until 1959. He was named to the Fire Board by Mayor H. Roe Bartle in 1959.Mr. Hagerty was on the board of the Spofford Home where children in distress could find care and a place to live.  He was a trustee of the Melrose Methodist Church, which Nathan Scarritt helped start in 1888. He was also on the Real Estate Board. #KCParks #FromTheArchives #HistoricNortheast

VINCENT M. HAGERTY (1947-52) #60As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Vincent Marcellus Hagerty (1902-1987) was born in Glasgow, Missouri.  His father Thomas, who was a carpenter, moved his family to Kansas City when Vincent was young.In 1925, Vincent married Mary Ellen Simpson, great-granddaughter of noted Kansas City pioneer and minister Nathan Scarritt. Vincent and Mary Ellen lived in the northeast area of Kansas City, an area where Nathan Scarritt owned much property in the mid to late 1800s. Vincent and Mary Ellen had two daughters.At the time of his marriage, Vincent was involved in the banking business. In the mid-1920s he started to work with insurance and real estate and was involved with these businesses the rest of his working life.Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Park Board in April 1947.  He resigned in January 1952. Mr. Hagerty was appointed to the Citizens’ Bond Committee in 1954 as a trustee. The Committee helped supervise the expenditure of city bonds for projects. There were fifteen members of the Committee from various occupations.  He served until 1959. He was named to the Fire Board by Mayor H. Roe Bartle in 1959.Mr. Hagerty was on the board of the Spofford Home where children in distress could find care and a place to live.  He was a trustee of the Melrose Methodist Church, which Nathan Scarritt helped start in 1888. He was also on the Real Estate Board. #KCParks #FromTheArchives #HistoricNortheast
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