- Born in Massachusetts
- Moved with his brother to Leavenworth in 1865
- Started soap business in Wichita in 1888 that became Mentholatum Company
- Sold product door-to-door in Wichita
- Customers said it cured muscle aches, cuts, and burns
- Donated 90 percent of profits to charities in Kansas and beyond
Find more information about Alexander Hyde in Kansapedia.
Photo courtesy Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum