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Theodore Gary
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Birth: May 13, 1856
Wayne County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1952
Macon County
Missouri, USA

son of George Gary and Catherine Pettit,
m#1 Nannie Ogdan,
m#2 Helen Fairbanks Larrabe,
m#3 Annie Laurie Green(widow of Ross Larrabe)...
he was a Telephone Co Executive, utilities magnate, first chairman Mo. State Highway Commission, and town benefactor of Macon City.

Potent in banking, Transamerica Corp. also has an interest in many an industrial such as General Foods. Last week it became associated, on an international scale, with a major utility. Prelude to the deal was formation of General Telephone & Electric Corp., whose primary purpose will be to extend the development of Associated Telephone & Telegraph Co. Behind the new company with Transamerica are Theodore Gary & Co. of Kansas City ($20,000,000 stock to be taken by them) and British interests who have participated with Theodore Gary & Co. in Associated's development (to this group: $6,000,000 worth of stock). Chief of these British associates is Sir Alexander Forbes Proctor Roger, director of some 20 companies, chairman of several. Of these, British Insulated Cables, Ltd., is most potent.

Because of the vastness of American Telephone & Telegraph Co., other U. S. interests in the telephone field have long been overshadowed, little known. But the rise of Theodore Gary, onetime lightning rod salesman, in the telephone industry has been dramatic. In 1897 he bought out a small system in Macon, Mo., soon extended his field in all directions. What seemed the culmination of this career came when, with his British backing, he formed Associated Telephone & Telegraph in 1926. This company took over none of the Gary telephone systems in the U. S., but makes equipment in the U. S., also has manufacturing plants in Great Britain and Belgium. In this field it runs into competition with International Telephone & Telegraph. Its customers include the government telephone systems of Great Britain, Australia, Japan, also some subsidiaries of A. T. & T. The company and its subsidiaries operate 300,000 telephones having systems in British Columbia, Portugal, Colombia, big investments in other systems. Despite its international nature, Associated's principal headquarters are in Chicago.

Source:
Time Magazine
Oct 20 1930

(his home "Oakhill" was designed by Edward Buehler Delk)
OAKHILL MANSION: This is the largest and one of the oldest homes in Macon. It was build in 1928. The home includes a private pool, six car garage and a golf course. The home has three stories, five master bedrooms, fifteen large rooms, twelve and a half bathrooms, 360 acres of land and a staircase that goes across the entire front room.



 
 
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 Spouses:
  Annie Laurie Green Larrabee-Gary (1874 - 1956)
  Nancy Ogan Gary (1857 - 1881)
  Helen Fairbanks Larrabee Gary (1862 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Leslie Fletcher Gary (1878 - 1879)*
  Hunter Larrabee Gary (1884 - 1946)*
  Mary B Gary Loomis (1887 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Donated additional land to Oakwood Cemetery and built the entry and mausoleum Secretary and Superintendent of Oakwood Cemetery Association for many years
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Macon
Macon County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Linda Dukes
Record added: May 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70162099
Theodore Gary
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Theodore Gary
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Theodore Gary
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- Anthony Zuccarini
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015

- Linda Dukes
 Added: May. 21, 2011
 
 
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