John Frederick Vermillion, Jr, was born 4/1/1922, in Osawattomie, Kansas. He came to Independence, Kansas in a Model T Ford with his family when he was about 4 years old. Their first night in town they slept in the car at Riverside Park. John is the owner/editor of the Independence News newspaper.
Here is a photo of John Frederick Vermillion, member of the class of 1940, Independence High School.