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Chauncey Ives Filley
Birth: Oct. 17, 1829
Lansingburgh
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1923
Overland
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Chauncey Ives Filley was the younger cousin of Oliver and Giles Filley, owners of the Excelsior Stove Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He had planned a legal career and even trained for it in New York, but he changed his mind after visiting St. Louis in 1850 and saw the bustling wharf. He joined his brothers Samuel and Edward in the earthenware sales business, but this enterprise was dissolved after eight years. Chauncey then opted to import china products on his own and traveled to London to obtain suppliers and purchase initial stock. He then returned to St. Louis where he operated a profitable supply house for many years. He was an influential politician and a popular civic leader and booster. He was elected president of the St. Louis Board of Trade three times and led the drive to build a railroad bridge across the Mississippi River, which eventually resulted in the construction of the Eads Bridge. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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  Anna E. Filley (1850 - 1896)*
 
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Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 282, Lot 3914
 
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Record added: Dec 30, 2000
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Chauncey Ives Filley
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Chauncey Ives Filley
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Chauncey Ives Filley
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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Angel Day Blessings, Chauncey, and rest in eternal peace.
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 Added: Sep. 24, 2014

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