Simeon Brooks Armour (Simeon Brooks Armour)

Simeon Brooks Armour

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)  Family links:  Parents:  Danforth Armour (1799 – 1873)  Juliana Ann Brooks Armour (1799 – 1879)  Spouse:  Margaret E. Klock Armour (1835 – 1915)*  Siblings:  Simeon Brooks Armour (1828 – 1899)  Andrew Watson Armour (1829 – 1892)*  Philip Danforth Armour (1832 – 1901)*  Mary Lucy Armour Burleson (1832 – 1861)*  Marietta Armour Chapin (1834 – 1897)*  Charles Eugene Armour (1835 – 1863)*  Herman Ossian Armour (1837 – 1901)*  Joseph Frances Armour (1842 – 1881)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • February, 01, 1828

Died

  • March, 03, 1899

Cemetery

  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Missouri
  • USA

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