CHARLES FREDERICK LIVERMORE
Middletown Plate Co.
The Late Charles F. Livermore.–In the death, on the 11th, of C. F. Livermore, Western manager of the Middletown Plate Co., not only his associates, but Chicago jewelers and the trade throughout the country are heavy losers. Especially endeared to those whose fortune it was to know him intimately, he was held in the highest esteem by all in any way associated with him. Born of New England parentage, in New York City, in the fall of 1868, his early life was spent in the East. While he was still young, however, his father died, and his mother with two children, a younger sister and himself, went to Chicago to make their home. Two years later, at fourteen, he began his business career in the Chicago office of the New Haven Clock Company, of which Col. G. A. Harmount was then manager. His rise there was remarkably rapid, and at the age of sixteen or seventeen he was sent out as a traveling salesman. For several years the Western office of the New Haven Clock Company represented the Middletown Plate Company, and when in 1892 the latter established an independent office in Chicago, Mr. Livermore was given its management. Since then he has become more and more valuable to the company. As evidence of the esteem in which he was held, we quote Col. G. H. Hulbert, president of the Middletown Plate Company, who came on from the East especially for the funeral: "Mr. Livermore," he said, "was a young man of remarkable energy and very popular; he devoted himself to the interests of this company, and was untiring in his efforts on our behalf." Thomas H. B. Davis, vice-president of the company, also expressed his sense of the loss very feelingly. For about a year past Mr. Livermore had been troubled with diabetes, but he had notwithstanding kept steadily at his work; indeed, up to two weeks ago he continued on the road. It was therefore with great surprise that Mr. Davis, early last week, while in St. Louis, received word of his critical illness. In 1896 Mr. Livermore was married to Miss I. E. T. Harrison, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Harrison, then of Philadelphia, and but three months ago a boy was born to them. Funeral services were held at the Second Presbyterian Church, last Friday, at 2 o'clock, by Dr. S.J. McPherson, pastor of the church, and by fellow Knights Templar of Mr. Livermore in Apollo Coinmandery, No. 1, Dearborn Lodge 310. Charles Lester, local manager for the New Haven Clock Company, and the New England Watch Company, was one of the six Knights Templar who acted as pall-bearers. A man better liked, personally, or more respected for his business ability, than Charles Frederick Livermore would be difficult to find.
Source: The Jewelers Review - 19th April 1899