William Milo Barnum


William Milo Barnum

Connecticut, USA
Death 5 Oct 1926 (aged 70)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Filbert Plot, Section 129
Memorial ID 116467917 View Source

Father, William Henry Barnum; member of Congress from 1867 to 1879; chairman of Democratic National Executive Committee in campaign s of 1880 and 1884; son of Milo and Laura (Tibbets) Barnum, descendant of Thomas Barnum, who came to America from Kent, England, in 1640 and settled at Bethel, Conn, and later at Danbury, Conn Mother, Charlotte Ann(Burrall) Barnum; daughter of 80 Obituary Record Charles and Lucy (Beach) Burrall, descendant of Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony. Nephew: Richard N. Barnum,'9 8 S Rocky Dell Institute, Lime Rock Chairman Freshman Supper Committee, member Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Skull and Bones.
LLB Columbia 1879; practiced law in New York City 1879-1904; member of firm of Simpson, Thacher & Barnum and its successors, Reed, Simpson, Thacher & Barnum and Simpson, Thacher, Barnum & Bartlett, 1884-1904 (among his partner s were Thomas Thacher, '71, Alfred B. Thacher, '74, Philip G Bartlett, '81, Charles B Eddy, '93, and Graham
Sumner, '97); member of banking firm of Harvey Fisk & Sons 1904-08; chairman reorganization committee of McCall's Ferry
Power Company 1908-1912; since 1913 president Pacific Coast Company, a holding company controlling mines, railroads, and ther properties on the Pacific Coast, and chairman of board at time of death; director Hudson & Manhattan Railway Company, United States Guarantee Company, Electrical Securities Corporation, Pennsylvania Water & Power Company, and Greeley Square Realty Company; president and trustee St Andrew's Convalescent Hospital, trustee New York Saturday and Sunday Hospital Association"president Yale Club of New York 1906 and 1907; former governor Yale Publishing Association; chairman Yale Alumni University Fund ssociation 1897-1900 and director 1898-1914; Alumni Fund Agent for Class of 1877 from 1893 until his death; member Yale Committee for the Restoration of the Library of Louvamand of Walter Camp Memorial Committee; in 1923, with his sister, Miss Laura C. Barnum, gave to Yale the Barnum homestead at Lime Rock, to be know nasthe Charlotte Burrall Barnum House; member American Historical Society and St Thomas* Episcopal Church, New York City. Married June 2, 1879, at Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Anne Theresa, daughter of Walter and Eliza Ann (Schenck) Phelps. Children: Laura, who married Richmond Levering. (later divorced), William Henry; Walter and Phelps,
Death resulted from an operation. Buried in Woodlawn Yale College 81 Cemetery, New York City. Survived by wife, three sons, daughter, eight grandchildren, his sister, Miss Laura C Barnum, of New York City, and a brother, Charles W Barnum, of New Haven, Conn. By the terms of his will a bequest of $5000 was left to Yale, to be added to the gifts from the Class of 1877 to the Alumni University Fund.Married

Address: 125 E. 72nd St.

Father: William Henry Barnum (U.S.)
Mother: Charlotte Burrell (U.S.)
Spouse: Anne T. Phelps

Occupation: Banker

Cremation: 1926-10-07
Case #29554

Cert #25008

Remains interred: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

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