|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1853|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1919|
St. Louis City
Edward Thierry, conducting a plumbing business since 1877, his thirty-two
years' connection with the industrial interests of St. Louis bringing to him a
wide and favorable acquaintance, was born in this city September 25, 1854.
He is a son of Edward and Helena Thierry. The father was a chemist, drafts-
man and civil engineer. He was also well known as a linguist, speaking five
languages. At the time of his death, wdiich occurred December 13, 1866, he was
serving as ward ta.x collector. He had emigrated to America, being a repre-
sentative of an old French family, his ancestors leaving an estate which is still
in chancery but will be claimed in the near future. Edward Thierry, Sr., served
his adopted country as a soldier of the Civil war and was ever a loyal advocate
of the best interests of the city of St. Louis.
In taking up the personal history of Edward Thierry of this review we
present the record of one who deserves credit for what he has accomplished as
he started out to earn his own living when but twelve years of age, following
six vears spent as a pupil in the public schools of St. Louis. He began work in
a candy manufactory where he was employed for a short time and then engaged
with the Christian Peper Tobacco Company, with wdiich he continued for a year.
Later he entered upon an apprenticeship to the plumbers' trade under the direc-
tion of his eldest brother, Charles W. Thierry, with whom he continued for ten
years, and after leaving his brother's employ he established himself in business.
After conducting his own plumbing shop for two years he admitted his brother,
for whom he had previously worked, to a partnership and since the organization
of the firm they have met with gratifying success for both are practical plumbers
and industrious, energetic men, carefully controlling their interests and bending
every energy to the successful conduct of their establishment. Edward Thierry
also owns a bowling alley, billiard room and pool parlor and this business
occupies a building that was erected especially for the purpose. He also owns
other good property in the city, having always made judicious investments of
his surplus funds not needed in his plumbing business. He is one of the old
established plumbers of the city, conducting a profitable trade in his chosen field
In Xovember, 1880. in St. Louis. Edward Thierry was married to Aliss
Katie Travers and their family numbers three daughters and a son: Alabel, who
is a graduate of St. Vincent Convent : Helen, who was graduated from the
Central high school and is a teacher ; Florence, who was graduated from the
AIcKinley high school ; and Edward Sylvester Travers. who is attending the St.
Louis U'niversity. The family reside at Xo. 2759 Caroline street in a modern
residence erected bv Air. Thierry.
obtained from "St. Louis, the forth city, 1764-1909 (Volume 3)
Edward Thierry (1804 - 1866)
Helena Thierry (1823 - ____)
Aliss Katie Travers Thierry (1860 - 1940)
Mabel Thierry Knoerle (1882 - 1959)*
Helen M. Thierry (1884 - 1967)*
Florence C Thierry Fleming (1887 - 1971)*
Edward Sylvester Thierry (1889 - 1953)*
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
St. Louis City
Maintained by: John Hardester
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47113069