|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1908|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1991|
A. Watson "Butch" Armour III was the son of A. [Andrew] Watson and Elsa [Parker] Armour. His father was the Vice President and Director of Armour & Company, the famous meatpacking company. Armour III grew up in Chicago and at his parent's estate, Elawa Farm, in Lake Forest, IL. He had a sister named Elsa Armour Osborne, who is also buried at Lake Forest Cemetery, and a brother, Charles B Armour.
He was married to Jean Schweppe (1914-1963), one of the most glamourous Chicago socialites of the day. She was the granddaughter of John G Shedd, the second president of Marshall Field & Co.
He began his career with Armour & Co, but left it to build the fastener company, Huck Manufacturing, based in Detroit, MI. He became a generous philanthropist.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Watson_Armour_III
The Princeton Alumni Review wrote:
Andrew Watson Armour III '33
Published in May 6, 1992, issue
BUTCH ARMOUR died Dec. 27, 1991, in Lake Forest, 111. A memorial service was held on Dec. 30 at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Butch was born Oct. 22, 1908, in Chicago, and later moved to Lake Forest. He prepared at St. Mark's. In college he was a fullback on the football team, and a member of Ivy.
Butch dropped out of college in junior year to travel, then spent several years with Commonwealth Edison, and ten years with Armour and Co. In 1946 he joined the Huck Manufacturing Co., of which he became president. Fie served on many boards. He spent his winters in Hobe Sound, Fla.
On Feb. 22, 1936, Butch married Jean Schweppe, who died in 1962. They had two children, who survive, Laura Cook and A. W. IV. He later married Sara Wood Addington who survives. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Whitney W. Addington, Keene H. Addington, and Anne H. Addington. There are six grandchildren. His brother Charles '43 predeceased him.
The Class of '33 expresses its deep sympathy to all the family.
Sarah Stires Addington Wood Armour (1912 - 2010)*
Jean Schweppe Armour (1914 - 1963)*
Lake Forest Cemetery
Created by: Rommy Lopat
Record added: Jul 02, 2008
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