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Harvey Wallis Salmon

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Harvey Wallis Salmon

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death
27 Apr 1927 (aged 88)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.3634707, Longitude: -93.7455061
Plot
B310 L0184 G01
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Served in the Confederate Army. Missouri State Treasurer 1873-1875.

Globe Democrat, St. Louis MO, Apr 28 1927 - Major Harvey W. Salmon, 88 year old veteran of the confederate Army, former Treasurer of Missouri, and former state Democratic chairman, died yesterday noon at the Missouri Baptist Sanatorium of complications resulting from a broken left arm, which he suffered Monday night. He was a prominent figure in Missouri politics for many years, after serving in the Southern army throughout the Civil war. He is survived by two sons, Harvey W. Salmon Jr., of Seattle, Wash., and Merritt K. Salmon, of Los Angeles, Cal., and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Bailey of the St. Regis Apartments, 4944 Lindell Boulevard. Major Salmon lived for many years at Clinton, in Henry County. - Clinton MO - The body was brought to Clinton and a graveside service was conducted last Saturday and the body was interred beside the grave of his wife in Englewood Cemetery.

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Harvey Wallis, banker and financier, was born January 26, 1839, in Greenville District, South Carolina. His father, Ezekiel J. Salmon, also a native of that State and a farmer by occupation, removed to Morgan County, Missouri, in 1839, and engaged in farming and stock-breeding. The son, Harvey W. Salmon, passed his boyhood upon his father's farm, in the winters attending such schools as were then maintained in an agricultural country. When thirteen years of age he engaged in a store at Versailles, in Morgan "County, and there laid the foundation for a substantial business career. In 1859, in the same city, he became a partner with his brothers in a general store, and was so engaged until May, 1861, when the firm closed their doors, leaving their goods as they were, to enter the service of the Confederate States, to which they have their hearty aid and sympathy from the outset. Harvey W. Salmon became a member of Company F, of Colonel William Brown's regiment, afterward Colonel Robert McCullough's regiment of Missouri State Guards, and with this command took part in the battles of Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Dry Wood, and Lexington. In October, 1861, he was commissioned captain of his company. On the expiration of his term of service, in November following, he went to Morgan county to engage in recruiting service, and was there made prisoner by the Federals, and endured confinement for ten months at St. Louis, Alton, Illinois, and Johnson's Island, Ohio. After being exchanged, he joined the Confederate forces in Arkansas and was assigned to duty as chief of ordnance upon the staff of Brigadier General Parsons, and served in that capacity until the close of the war. He sojourned for a time in St. Louis, and in November, 1866, located at Clinton, in Henry County. Here he was associated with his brother, G. Y. Salmon, and D. C. Stone, in the organization of the Salmon & Stone Bank, which opened for business November 1st of that year, it being the first bank in Henry County. In 1873 Mr. Stone retired, and since that time the business has been carried on under the firm name of Salmon & Salmon. In 1872 Mr. Harvey W. Salmon was elected State Treasurer of Missouri. During his term of office the public debt was reduced more than $1,000,000, and this was done at a time when it required upwards of $1,000,000 to pay the annual interest on the state debt. This handsome result brought to Major Salmon the hearty commendation of Governor Woodson, who in a message to the General Assembly, testified to his sagacity, honesty, and indefatigable industry. For a number of years he served as chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of Missouri, his term covering the important and bitterly contested campaigns when Cleveland and Bryan were the presidential candidates. In later years he has been prominent in the inner councils of the State and national Democracy, and has been the close personal and political friend of Colonel William J. Bryan, now the distinguished leader of that party. Cherishing in affectionate remembrance the memories of those companions who contended with him for the "lost cause," he has always been an earnest supported of and liberal contributor to all measures designed to promote the comfort of living indigent Confederate soldiers, or their dependents, and to perpetuate the memory of the dead. He was most active in assisting toward the erection of the monument in the Confederate Cemetery at Springfield. Mr. Salmon was married November 16, 1871, to Miss Katherine Kimbrough, daughter of J. S. Kimbrough, a leading citizen of Henry County. Their children are four in number, Harvey W., Jr. a graduate of Harvard University and now engage on the St. Louis "Republic,"; Merritt K., a graduate of the State University of Missouri and now engaged with the Wetmore Tobacco Company at St. Louis; Louise, a graduate of Baird College, and Warren, a student in the Clinton high school, the last two named residing at home. Major Salmon is one of the substantial and progressive citizens of Clinton, and is a leader in all enterprises conducive to then prosperity of the city and county. submitted by member #46806871
Served in the Confederate Army. Missouri State Treasurer 1873-1875.

Globe Democrat, St. Louis MO, Apr 28 1927 - Major Harvey W. Salmon, 88 year old veteran of the confederate Army, former Treasurer of Missouri, and former state Democratic chairman, died yesterday noon at the Missouri Baptist Sanatorium of complications resulting from a broken left arm, which he suffered Monday night. He was a prominent figure in Missouri politics for many years, after serving in the Southern army throughout the Civil war. He is survived by two sons, Harvey W. Salmon Jr., of Seattle, Wash., and Merritt K. Salmon, of Los Angeles, Cal., and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Bailey of the St. Regis Apartments, 4944 Lindell Boulevard. Major Salmon lived for many years at Clinton, in Henry County. - Clinton MO - The body was brought to Clinton and a graveside service was conducted last Saturday and the body was interred beside the grave of his wife in Englewood Cemetery.

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Harvey Wallis, banker and financier, was born January 26, 1839, in Greenville District, South Carolina. His father, Ezekiel J. Salmon, also a native of that State and a farmer by occupation, removed to Morgan County, Missouri, in 1839, and engaged in farming and stock-breeding. The son, Harvey W. Salmon, passed his boyhood upon his father's farm, in the winters attending such schools as were then maintained in an agricultural country. When thirteen years of age he engaged in a store at Versailles, in Morgan "County, and there laid the foundation for a substantial business career. In 1859, in the same city, he became a partner with his brothers in a general store, and was so engaged until May, 1861, when the firm closed their doors, leaving their goods as they were, to enter the service of the Confederate States, to which they have their hearty aid and sympathy from the outset. Harvey W. Salmon became a member of Company F, of Colonel William Brown's regiment, afterward Colonel Robert McCullough's regiment of Missouri State Guards, and with this command took part in the battles of Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Dry Wood, and Lexington. In October, 1861, he was commissioned captain of his company. On the expiration of his term of service, in November following, he went to Morgan county to engage in recruiting service, and was there made prisoner by the Federals, and endured confinement for ten months at St. Louis, Alton, Illinois, and Johnson's Island, Ohio. After being exchanged, he joined the Confederate forces in Arkansas and was assigned to duty as chief of ordnance upon the staff of Brigadier General Parsons, and served in that capacity until the close of the war. He sojourned for a time in St. Louis, and in November, 1866, located at Clinton, in Henry County. Here he was associated with his brother, G. Y. Salmon, and D. C. Stone, in the organization of the Salmon & Stone Bank, which opened for business November 1st of that year, it being the first bank in Henry County. In 1873 Mr. Stone retired, and since that time the business has been carried on under the firm name of Salmon & Salmon. In 1872 Mr. Harvey W. Salmon was elected State Treasurer of Missouri. During his term of office the public debt was reduced more than $1,000,000, and this was done at a time when it required upwards of $1,000,000 to pay the annual interest on the state debt. This handsome result brought to Major Salmon the hearty commendation of Governor Woodson, who in a message to the General Assembly, testified to his sagacity, honesty, and indefatigable industry. For a number of years he served as chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of Missouri, his term covering the important and bitterly contested campaigns when Cleveland and Bryan were the presidential candidates. In later years he has been prominent in the inner councils of the State and national Democracy, and has been the close personal and political friend of Colonel William J. Bryan, now the distinguished leader of that party. Cherishing in affectionate remembrance the memories of those companions who contended with him for the "lost cause," he has always been an earnest supported of and liberal contributor to all measures designed to promote the comfort of living indigent Confederate soldiers, or their dependents, and to perpetuate the memory of the dead. He was most active in assisting toward the erection of the monument in the Confederate Cemetery at Springfield. Mr. Salmon was married November 16, 1871, to Miss Katherine Kimbrough, daughter of J. S. Kimbrough, a leading citizen of Henry County. Their children are four in number, Harvey W., Jr. a graduate of Harvard University and now engage on the St. Louis "Republic,"; Merritt K., a graduate of the State University of Missouri and now engaged with the Wetmore Tobacco Company at St. Louis; Louise, a graduate of Baird College, and Warren, a student in the Clinton high school, the last two named residing at home. Major Salmon is one of the substantial and progressive citizens of Clinton, and is a leader in all enterprises conducive to then prosperity of the city and county. submitted by member #46806871

Bio by: TJ Cochran



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