HERMAN ARMOUR, Woodlawn Cemetery

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Herman Armour (1837-1901) was the co-founder of the Armour Meatpaking Co. with his brother Philip in 1867, which still bears the Armour name. Armour introduced canned meat, brought the assembly line practice to the meatpacking industry and pioneered the use of refrigerated railcars in shipping; for a time, Armour was the world’s largest meat processor and chemical manufacturer. On the negative side Armour thwarted unions from organizing within the company in the late 1800s, and its resale of tainted meat was exposed by Upton Sinclair in the novel The Jungle.

12/26/13


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2 Responses to HERMAN ARMOUR, Woodlawn Cemetery

  1. Steve says:

    Who pays for the maintenance on this stone structures? The cemetery?

    • Heather says:

      Some of the graves in Woodlawn have endowments for their care, others do not. Several of the masoleums in Woodlawn need repairs and restoration work, funding for those that do get repairs is mostly from donations.

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