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Chance Brothers

(ROBERT E. CHANCE, contractor and builder, and a part lessor of Chance Brothers' Park. This is a beautiful park, consisting of many varieties of timber common to Kansas, and it is located in the northwestern portion of Armourdale. Mr. Chance was born in Weston, Mo., August 29, 1856, where he lived until 1867. He then went into the employ of the United States Government on river surveys, etc.; has followed the latter occupation two and one-half years, and during that time visited ten States and two Territories. Then locating at Armourdale, he began the carpenter and builders' trade, and has since followed it. He was married January 5, 1881, to Miss Mary K. Harmon, of Rockingham County, Va., born August 9, 1862. They had one son - Robert Franklin Chance, deceased. - William G. Cutler's "History of Kansas".)

"The Chance Bros. Park was developed and partially occupied by Robert E. Chance, a local contrcor and builder.  It was, by all accounts, a beautiful and spacious park.  The park  was located in the northwestern portion of Armourdale.  Chance had worked for the US government for ten years on river surveys before moving to Armourdale."  The Historical Journal of Wyandotte County , Vol 1, No 1, Fall 2000, Leon L. Taylor

See Chance School - later Armourdale - then John J Ingalls

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