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 Samuel Wesley Fordyce

Samuel Wesley Fordyce

Birth
Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Aug 1919 (aged 79)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 337/338/347/348, Lot 5697
Memorial ID 20598 · View Source
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Industrialist. Soon after the Civil War, Fordyce established the bank Fordyce & Rison in Huntsville, Alabama. Ten year later, he got involved with the railroads. He helped reorganized the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company in 1885 & was named its president. He is credited with constructing over 24,000 miles of railroad tracks throughout Missouri & Arkansas. He became director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company & founded one of the largest health resorts in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Good friends with Presidents McKinley & Grant, Fordyce became active in Democratic politics in Arkansas & Alabama.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Added: 28 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Wesley Fordyce (7 Feb 1840–3 Aug 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20598, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .