Simeon Brooks Armour

Simeon Brooks Armour

Birth
Stockbridge, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 29 Mar 1899 (aged 71)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Armour family plot
Memorial ID 6256975 · 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. 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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  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 13 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6256975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simeon Brooks Armour (1 Feb 1828–29 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6256975, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .