See also:merchant and philanthropist, was
See also:born in
See also:Stockbridge, New
See also:York, on the 16th of May 1832 . He was educated at Cazenovia Academy, Cazenovia, N.Y., worked for several years on his
See also:farm, and in 1852 with a small party went overland to California, a large
See also:part of the
See also:journey being made on
See also:foot . Here during the next four years he laid the
See also:foundations of his
See also:fortune . In 1856 he became associated with his friend,
See also:Frederick S .
See also:Miles, in a wholesale grocery and commission business at
See also:Milwaukee, In 1863 he became the
See also:head of the
See also:firm of
See also:Armour, Plankington & Co., pork packers, whose headquarters were at Milwaukee . He also obtained a large
See also:interest in the firm H . O . Armour & Co., which was founded by his
See also:brother, Herman
See also:Ossian Armour (1837-1901), and which, starting as a
See also:grain commission business, in 1868 established also a large pork-packing plant . Of this firm, the name of which was changed to Armour & Co. in 187o, he became the head in 1875, and thereafter the business made such rapid progress that in 1901 as many as 11,000 hands were employed . Besides contributing to many charitable enterprises, Armour founded the Armour Institute of Technology at Chicago in 1892 and the Armour Flats in Chicago, built for the purpose of supplying at a low rental
See also:good homes for working men and their families . He also contributed liberally to the Armour
See also:Mission in Chicago, which was founded in 1881 by his brother,
See also:Joseph Armour . At the
See also:time of his
See also:death, on the 6th of
See also:January 1901,
See also:Philip D .
Armour's private fortune was supposed to exceed $50,000,000 .
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