Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Culvers in:
 • Bellefontaine Cemetery
 • Saint Louis
 • St. Louis City
 • Missouri
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Henry Harrison Culver, Sr
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 9, 1840
London
Madison County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1897

The youngest of the six children of John Milton and Lydia Howard Culver, Henry started making his own way in the world at the age of fifteen. Along with his brother Wallace, he formed the acquaintance of John McCreary, who along with his brother Joseph was engaged in the general hardware business. The Culver brothers entered their employ for the purpose of selling cast iron stoves to farmers throughout the country. Soon after his marriage to Emily Hand, Henry became associated with his two brothers Wallace and Lucius in business. Making their headquarters in Shawneetown, Illinois, they engaged in selling direct to the farmers cast iron stoves which they purchased from Ball & Company of Cincinnati. After five years they decided to withdraw from that business and embark in another line. In 1869 they shipped all their property to Kansas City, Missouri and invested their entire working capital of about one hundred thousand dollars in a general house furnishing store. This did not prove profitable and they lost very heavily in that venture. They they decided to head south in 1870 and made arrangements to again engage in the stove business. Henry later became the founder of the Wrought Iron Range Company. In 1894, he founded the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Edwin Raymond Culver (1872 - 1930)*
  Bertram Beach Culver (1875 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 337/338 Lot 4502
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jun 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37994959
Henry Harrison Culver, Sr
Added by: William Taber
 
Henry Harrison Culver, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Henry Harrison Culver, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thank you Mr. Culver for founding such a fine military academy.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
Founder of Culver Military Academy.
- William Taber
 Added: Sep. 7, 2009
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service