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 Daniel Randall Garrison

Daniel Randall Garrison

Birth
Orange County, New York, USA
Death 8 Mar 1896 (aged 80)
Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 102/111, Lot 205
Memorial ID 23465 · View Source
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Manufacturer & railroad manager. Garrison learned the machinist's trade as a boy in Pennsylvania, prior to his coming to St. Louis. After he arrived in St. Louis in 1835, he took employment in the foundry & engine works of Kingsland, Lightner & Co. Five years later he formed a partnership with his brother Oliver & began the manufacture of steam engines & steam machinery of all kinds in St. Louis. This enterprise proved so successful that in 1840 they sold out their foundry & machine works & retired from this branch of industry with large fortunes. When the Ohio & Mississipi Railroad enterprise began, Daniel Garrison soon became identified with it & was one of main reasons the railroad was advanced to completion. He later became the vice-president & general manager of the Missouri Pacific Railroad & became vice-president when Mo-Pac was consolidated with the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. He later built the Jupiter Iron-Works, one of the largest furnaces in the world, & still later created the Vulcan Iron Works in South St. Louis & served as managing director of the firm.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Added: 29 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23465
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Randall Garrison (23 Nov 1815–8 Mar 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23465, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .