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 Chauncey Ives Filley

Chauncey Ives Filley

Birth
Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 24 Sep 1923 (aged 93)
Overland, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 282, Lot 3914
Memorial ID 19244 · View Source
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Entrepreneur. He was the younger cousin of Oliver and Giles Filley, owners of the Excelsior Stove Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He had planned a legal career and even trained for it in New York, but he changed his mind after visiting St. Louis in 1850 and saw the bustling wharf. He joined his brothers Samuel and Edward in the earthenware sales business, but this enterprise was dissolved after eight years. Chauncey then opted to import china products on his own and traveled to London to obtain suppliers and purchase initial stock. He then returned to St. Louis where he operated a profitable supply house for many years. He was an influential politician and a popular civic leader and booster. He was elected president of the St. Louis Board of Trade three times and led the drive to build a railroad bridge across the Mississippi River, which eventually resulted in the construction of the Eads Bridge.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 30 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19244
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chauncey Ives Filley (17 Oct 1829–24 Sep 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19244, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .