Foxhall Alexander Parker Thornton

Foxhall Alexander Parker Thornton

Birth
Death 11 Dec 1939 (aged 87)
Burial Brook Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 33934576 · View Source
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From Find A Grave contirbutor Chuck Thornton:

F.A.P. Thornton was primarily known as a "tobacconist". At age 17, he went to work for his cousin, Peter Helms Mayo, of "P.H. Mayo & Brother", located at 25th & Cary in Richmond. P.H. Mayo's father, Robert A. Mayo (Foxhall's grandmother's brother), had started the business in 1830. Later (circa 1890) Foxhall opened his own "Thornton & Co." located at 22nd & Cary. He was also involved in the business partnership of "Thornton, Cary, & Davis", which later evolved into "Thornton, Noble & Davis" (2201 & 2203 Cary St.), which was represented at the Paris Exposition of 1889, where they won a bronze medal for leaf tobacco, under the category "Agricultural Products not used for Food". "Thornton, Noble & Davis" also had a branch in Louisville, KY (208 9th Street). In 1904, he became president of a company called "Morris Stemming Machine Co.", which was aimed at sales and production of a machine patented (1902) by John Oden Morris, of Richmond. Foxhall's brothers, in-laws, nephews, and cousins held key positions at several tobacco establishments in Richmond. Eventually these firms all became intermingled with larger corporations (American Tobacco Company, etc.) that were later involved in the "monopoly break-up", resulting from anti-trust laws (1911). Circa 1912, while still involved in tobacco, Foxhall was a part owner of the Richmond Distilling Company, located near his residence on Nine Mile Road.



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  • Created by: An Ashland Genealogist
  • Added: 17 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33934576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Foxhall Alexander Parker Thornton (26 Jan 1852–11 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33934576, citing Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Brook Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by An Ashland Genealogist (contributor 46610789) .