Joseph Seligman Taussig

Joseph Seligman Taussig

Birth
Austria
Death 13 Jun 1911 (aged 79)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 73-82 lot 1290, buried June 26, 1911 (cremated)
Memorial ID 140412570 · View Source
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Joseph Seligman Taussig, banker and broker; born Prague, Austria, February 25, 1832; son of Seligman and Rosalie Taussig; came to St Louis, 1846; educated in Polytechnic Institute, Prague, and later in Commercial College in St Louis; widower; children, Albert E , Fred J. On coming to St Louis, 1846, joined elder brother Charles, entering employment of latters firm, Taussig & Abeles, with whom remained until 1853; then with Eddy, Jameson & Company, whole dry goods, until 1856, then went into business with his brother, Edward, in Carondelet as J. & E. Taussig. Espoused Union cause and joined company of Home Gueards; sold out Carondelet business, 1863, and went to Memphis, where established commission house of Corunna, Taussig & Company; joined Home Guards thee and saw service in repelling General Forrest's raid on Memphis; left Memphis, 1866, and became associated with banking house of Taussig, Fisher & Company, New York, where remained until lost all in panic of 1873. Returned to St Louis, 1874, and with cousin, John J. Taussig, established present firm of J. &J. Taussig, bankers and brokers. Voted for Abraham Lincoln, 1860, and for Grover Cleveland, 1884; now Democrat. Treasurer of Ethical Society. Recreations are literary, philosophical and scientific researches. Club; Noonday. Office; 621 Security Bldg. Residence 2318 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, Missouri.
Aged 79 years 3 months 23 days at time of death


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  • Created by: Randal nichoalds
  • Added: 23 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140412570
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Seligman Taussig (22 Feb 1832–13 Jun 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140412570, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Randal nichoalds (contributor 47900288) .