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 Alonzo Skiles Livermore

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Alonzo Skiles Livermore

Birth
Rumsey, McLean County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Jul 1888 (aged 47)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Lot 1267, grave 2, Turley
Memorial ID 171636923 View Source
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Age 47. Native of Kentucky. Cause of death was pneumonia. Lived at 358 Linden. Source: Register of Deaths for Shelby County.

He was a son of Alonzo Livermore born Feb 25 1803 and Elizabeth Brunner born Nov 10 1806. They were married April 30 1826. His father was a civil engineer who did a lot of work on canals and railroads in New York, PA, and Kentucky. His mother died March 10 1861 and his father last appears in census records in 1880 in Illinois. He is residing in the household of his son Horace Brunner Livermore and his family. Source: Foster genealogy, part 1 by Frederick Clifton Pierce

Alonzo S. Livermore married Lelia Robinson Jan 9, 1868. He was at Union College NY in 1858.

1850 Census Muhlenberg Kentucky
Alonzo Livermore, age 47, Civil Engr, VT
Eliza Livermore, age 43, PA
Fidelia Livermore, age 21, KY
Alonzo Livermore, age 9, KY

1880 Census Memphis
A.S. Livermore, age 39, KY, profession: foundry
Lula Livermore, age 33, wife
Lida Livermore, age 11, daughter
William Livermore, age 7, son
Lulu Livermore, age 9, daughter (Leila Robertson (Lulu) Livermore married married Henry E. Belden Jan 18, 1893 in Memphis)
Mary Livermore, age 4, daughter
George Livermore, age 2, son

President of The Livermore Foundry and Machine Company

The Memphis Appeal
July 29 1888
Died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning, July 28, 1888 of typhoid pneumonia, after a six weeks illness, A.S. Livermore, aged 47 years. Funeral from the family residence 358 Linden street, this Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend.

The Memphis Appeal
August 9 1888
Tribute of Respect: A.s. Livermore
Memorial, Resolutions Passed by State Savings Bank.
At the regular monthly meeting held this day by the directors of the State Savings bank, the following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our midst our esteemed friend and fellow member of this board, Col. A.S. Livermore, a most worthy citizen, a true friend and an upright man; therefore, be it
Resolved, that in his death the city of Memphis has lost one of its most public spirited and valuable citizens; and this Board of Directors has sustained, and we deeply feel the loss of an active and able member.
Resolved, that this body as representatives of the State Savings bank tender to the bereaved and stricken family our heartfelt sympathy in this, their greatest affliction,
Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes, and a copy be furnished the family of the deceased.
A.D. Gwynne,
J.T. Walsh,
Louis Kettmann,
W.A. Wormer,
Colton Green,
J.M. Fowlkes,
John Gaston,
J.D. Montedonico,
John K. Speed

Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Records, Arkansas State Archives
A.S. Livermore, born 1841 in Kentucky, moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1862, when he became the superintendent of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad. he served in that capacity until 1871. From 1871 to 1874, he was the superintendent of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. he resigned his position with the railroad and opened the Livermore Foundry and machine company, of which he was president.

Goodspeed's History of Tennessee
The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville TN, 1886-1887:
A. S. Livermore, president of the Livermore Foundry & Machine Company, is a native of Kentucky and came to Memphis in 1862, since which date he has been recognized as one of the city's most enterprising and progressive business men. He was superintendent of the Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad for nine years prior to 1871, and from that date until 1874 was superintendent of the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad. Since the latter date he has been connected with the foundry and manufacturing interests of Memphis. Isaac Phelan conducted the old Memphis foundry from about 1856 to 1860, when it was purchased by Wat.. Bradford, who in 1864 was succeeded by Cubbins & Gunn, the latter firm. in 1877 being succeeded by Gunn & Fagan. In 1881 the entire concern was purchased by the present company, which began with a capital stock of $60,000, and has now a surplus of $12,000. In March, 1886, the company purchased the iron and railway supply depot on Second Street. About one hundred hands are employed, and an annual business of about $225,000 is done. The other officers of the company are H. A. Tatum,. secretary and treasurer; Phil. Pidgeon, manager iron and railway supply depot, and R. M. Leech, general agent. Mr. Livermore has a family of five children, his wife being a native of Louisiana.



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