Kansas City Bus Drivers, ca 1929 Maddux family photo
Mary Vail

Kansas City Bus Drivers, ca 1929

Vince Maddux, third from right, drove a bus for Kansas City. He was shot in a robbery of the bus terminal, ending his career as a driver. While he survived the attack, he was left with vision impairment. The uniforms of that era are quite impressive.

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Daniel Pinna Those ARE impressive bus driver uniforms!
Reply posted Jul 17, 2013 11:02 am
Mary Vail Amazing how times have changed! I'll post some pics of the buses he drove. Just so you know, I received a message on the website from a distant 'cousin' because of pictures I posted of Dr. Frank Ellis. I am waiting for a reply from her, but haven't heard back yet. This is the first time I've received any info from a related person and am looking forward to sharing info with her. She may have info that I am missing on his family and I may have some she doesn't have. I was very happy to hear from her. Thanks for the website.
Reply posted Jul 18, 2013 12:59 pm
Daniel Pinna Your biography and photos of Dr. Frank Ellis are hugely impressive! :) I wish I had such cool photos of my ancestors...I expect a lot of folks reaching out to you... By the way, did you notice the money changers strapped to the bus drivers' waists? Such a cool photo!
Reply posted Jul 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Photo taken at Bus depot, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
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