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 William W. Trow

William W. Trow

Birth
Stoke, Bromsgrove District, Worcestershire, England
Death 1 Jul 1889 (aged 70)
Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot 2nd grave from SE, Lot 5, Plat D
Memorial ID 92766458 · View Source
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Married Mary Page on 17 April 1843, Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England.

OWNER OF TROW'S FLOUR MILL IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, INDIANA.
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In 1858 William Trow and William Stapp, as partners, bought the little mill on the northwest corner of West and Second Streets from W. W. Page, Sr. (see Page's Mill and Feed Store). The "little mill on the corner" was soon outgrown and casting about for a larger facility. Trow and Stapp found the answer across the street when they purchased the Weyer and McKee building on the southwest corner of West and Second Streets in 1867. They remodeled and modernized this building and ran it successfully until it was destroyed by fire on January 31, 1881. At this time Mr. Stapp and Mr. Trow amicably dissolved their partnership and Mr. Trow set to work to rebuild the business. This time he located on what is now Vaughn Drive. Now advancing in years, Trow saw the wisdom of inviting "new blood" into the business. The Powell brothers, William H., Frank L. and Edward E., all good businessmen of the city, joined as partners with each of the brothers and Mr. Trow owning a one-quarter interest in the mill. The specifications of the new mill were: One hundred and two feet long by 60 feet wide, built of brick with a slate roof and being six and one-half stories high. There was a two story engine house and boiler house extending back 50 feet with an octagon smoke stack 101 feet high. The power was furnished by a 22 x 48 Atlas-Corliss engine supplied by four boilers. Again, the mill became a success and again tragedy struck. In 1883 the elevator caught on fire and burned. Once more the rebuilding took place. The mill again became a profitable affair and remained an important part of the community until 1937. The great flood spared little along the Ohio that year and the venerable old mill at last succumbed to this final, fatal blow. In September of 1937 Ed Selig bought the old mill with the intention of tearing it down. At about that same time the W. P. A. approved a project to build a new swimming pool in Madison. The site of the old mill was authorized and the Crystal Beach Swimming Pool was built. The pool house was built of stones from the old mill.


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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92766458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William W. Trow (24 Apr 1819–1 Jul 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92766458, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .