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Henry Ware Eliot, Sr.

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Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
Death: January 07, 1919 (75)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Place of Burial: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Greenleaf Eliot and Abigail Adams Eliot
Husband of Charlotte Champe Eliot (Stearns)
Father of Rev. Christopher Rhodes Eliot; Margaret Dawes Eliot; Charlotte Chauncey Smith; Marian Cushing; Henry Ware Eliot, Jr. and 4 others
Brother of Rev. Thomas Lamb Eliot; Mary Rhodes Eliot; William Cranch Eliot; Elizabeth Cranch Eliot; Abby Adams Eliot and 7 others

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About Henry Ware Eliot, Sr.

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Henry Ware Eliot (November 25, 1843 – January 7, 1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist who lived in St. Louis, Missouri...

"...He was the son of Abigail Adams (Cranch) and William Greenleaf Eliot, a prominent St. Louis Unitarian minister who was a co-founder of Washington University. Eliot was graduated from Washington University, A.B. 1863..."

"...On October 27, 1868 at Lexington, Massachusetts Eliot married Charlotte Champe Stearns. They were the parents of two sons and five daughters: Ada (Eliot) Sheffield; Margaret Dawes Eliot; Charlotte (Eliot) Smith; Marian Cushing Eliot; Henry Ware Eliot, Jr.; Theodora Sterling Eliot and Thomas Stearns Eliot (the poet T. S. Eliot)..."

"...Eliot died in St. Louis in 1919 and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery. A tombstone provides information about both him and his wife..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Henry Ware Eliot', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 November 2010, 23:34 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Ware_Eliot&oldid=39...> [accessed 15 August 2011]

Henry Ware Eliot was an American industrialist and philanthropist who lived in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the father of poet T. S. Eliot.

He was the son of Abigail Adams (Cranch) and William Greenleaf Eliot, a prominent St. Louis Unitarian minister who was a co-founder of Washington University. Eliot graduated from Washington University, A.B. 1863. Henry Eliot remained a Unitarian all his life. Henry was named in honor of Henry Ware, Jr., a prominent leader of Harvard Divinity School and mentor of Henry Eliot's father in seminary.

Eliot first worked at Reed and Green in the wholesale grocery business. Next he became a partner in the firm of Eliot and Larkin as manufacturing chemists.

In 1874 Eliot became Secretary of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis, later serving in all offices including President, until his retirement at age 70. He was appointed continue to aid the company with his judgment and experience.

He served on the Board of Directors of Washington University, 1877–1919; as President of the Academy of Science, St. Louis, 1902; and Trustee of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 1902-1903.

In later life he compiled a record of the descendants of his ancestor William Greenleaf (1724–1803).

On October 27, 1868 at Lexington, Massachusetts Eliot married Charlotte Champe Stearns. They were the parents of two sons and five daughters: Ada (Eliot) Sheffield; Margaret Dawes Eliot; Charlotte (Eliot) Smith; Marian Cushing Eliot; Henry Ware Eliot, Jr.; Theodora Sterling Eliot and the poet Thomas Stearns Eliot.

Eliot died in St. Louis in 1919 and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery. A tombstone provides information about both him and his wife.


An American industrialist and philantropist. He was the husband of Charlotte Champe Stearns to whom he was married on October 27, 1868 at Lexington, Massachusetts and son of Abigail Adams (Cranch) and William Greenleaf Eliot. They were the parents of two sons and five daughters: Ada Sheffield; Margaret Dawes Eliot; Charlotte Smith; Marian Cushing Eliot; Henry Ware Eliot, Jr.; Theodora Sterling Eliot and T. S. Eliot. He was graduated from the Washington University, A.B. 1863. First employed by Reed and Green, in the wholesale grocery business, then a partner in the firm of Eliot and Larkin as manufacturing chemists. In 1874 he became Secretary of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis, later serving in all offices including President until his retirement at age 70 when he was made Chairman to retain the benefit of his judgment and experience. He was on the Board of Directors of Washington University, 1877-1919; President of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 1902; Trustee of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 1902-1903. He compiled a record of the descendants of William Greenleaf (1724-1803) in later life.

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Henry Ware Eliot, Sr.'s Timeline

1843
November 25, 1843
St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
1856
January 20, 1856
Missouri
1869
September 30, 1869
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1872
1872
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1874
October 29, 1874
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1877
July 25, 1877
1879
December 7, 1879
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1885
July 25, 1885
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1888
September 26, 1888
St. Louis, Missouri, United States