Kirkland B. Armour

Kirkland B. Armour

Birth
Stockbridge, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 27 Sep 1901 (aged 47)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 21845 · View Source
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Businessman. One of 5 Armours who developed Armor and Company Meat Packing. In 1871 John Plankington and Phillip Armour opened a small slaughterhouse in Kansas City. The company already had two large packinghouses, one in Milwaukee and one in Chicago. Born in Stockbridge, New York, Kirkland B. Armour and his brother, Charles, came to Kansas City from Chicago to work in the meat packing plant. John Plankington retired from Plankington & Armour in 1885 and Armour Brothers was organized. Phillip Danforth Armour, founder; Simeon B. Armour, eldest brother; A. Watson Armour, and his sons, Kirkland B. Armour and Charles W. Armour, made up the firm. The name was changed to Armour & Co. in 1910. The plant grew till it had approximately 90 acres of floor space, and employed about 5,000 people.

Bio by: Bill Walker


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  • Added: 20 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21845
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kirkland B. Armour (10 Apr 1854–27 Sep 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21845, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .