Waldo Allard Avery, Sr

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Waldo Allard Avery, Sr

  • Birth 14 May 1850 Bradley, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Death 9 May 1914 Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Section 3
  • Memorial ID 8876726

A lumberman based in Saginaw, MI, he became president of the Alabaster Co. of Detroit, Chicago & Alabaster, MI, which supplied the plaster for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A Michigan mineral, gypsum is a form of alabaster; the Alabaster Co. was incorporated in 1902 as the U.S. Gypsum Co. Avery was also a major investor in the Majestic Building (Detroit, 1895), but it was demolished in 1962.


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  • Maintained by: E. Everett
  • Originally Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
  • Added: 5 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8876726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Waldo Allard Avery, Sr (14 May 1850–9 May 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8876726, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by E. Everett (contributor 47244602) .