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 Andrew Watson Armour

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Andrew Watson Armour

  • Birth 27 Jan 1829 Stockbridge, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Death 28 May 1892 Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Armour family plot
  • Memorial ID 6304960

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 and 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 and Co. in 1910. The plant grew till it had approximately 90 acres of floor space, and employed about 5,000 people.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6304960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Watson Armour (27 Jan 1829–28 May 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6304960, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .