For the past four years, I have been researching the histories of the memorial gifts, including the 18 stained glass windows, in the Nave of the Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
One of the two lunette windows in the Nave is a memorial to Catherine Miller Repp (1867-1941) and her husband, William A. Repp (1856-1942), given by their daughter, Winifrede Repp Railey (1890-1972).(According to my research, Winifrede had no children.)
As illustrations for the book that is the end product of this research, I have sought photographs of all those for whom these gifts are memorials, as well as those who gave the gifts to this Parish.
While I had no trouble locating a photograph of Mr. Repp, as an important businessman, in the Local History Room of the Kansas City Public Library, I have not been as fortunate in my search for photographs of Mrs. Repp and Mrs. Railey.
Please, if you have photographs of these two women which can be scanned and sent via e-mail to me, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at RandalJLoy@gmail.com.
Thank you so very much for your assistance.
Randal J. Loy Historian to the Dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral Kansas City, Missouri64105 Direct Line:(816) 452-5055