Ely-Walker buys McKittrick company_Harriman_1930
THOMAS Cal- is ; H. MKIHRICK UNERAL HERE MONDAY Retired Wholesale Man and Banker Died Thursday at Cambridge, Mass.- The funeral of Thomas H. Mc- Kittrick,. retired wholesale dry goods merchant and former director in several St. Louis banks, who died Thursday at Cambridge, Mass.. will be held at the Church of the Messiah, 5259 Enright avenue, at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. Pri-, vate burial services will be held at Bellefbntaine Cemetery. Mr. McKittrick, who was 66 years old, was president of the Hargadine-McKittrick Dry Goods Co., a $6,000,000 firm, which failed irj. 1915 after it had invested $1,- 900,000 in the Railway Exchange Building. The promotion of the building, at that time containing more rental office space than any other structure in the world, was planned as a. part of the scheme of creating the Barr Department Store, in which the McKittrick concern held a controlling interest. When the Hargadine-McKittrick Co. was unable to proceed with financing the building, it was liquidated with no loss to creditors. its assets sold to the Ely-Walker Dry Goods Co. and its control in the Barr store going to the Famous Dry Goods Co. Shortly afterward Mr. McKit trick retired, and since that time has lived at Dublin, N. H. Until four years ago he served as a director of the National Bank of Commerce and the St. Louis Union Trust Co. here, and of the Fourth National Bank of New York. Recently he had traveled in Europe. where his two sons hold positions with financial houses. His death. at a winter residence at Cam bridge, followed a stroke of apo plexy. Born in St. Louis, he attended Washington University, where he was graduated in 1883. At the completion of his course, he entered the dry goods company, of which his father, Hugh McKit trick, was president. In 1895 he succeeded his father in that office. The company, comprised of inter ests established in 1835, was at 911 Washington avenue. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hildegard Sterling McKittrick, a daughter of E. C. Stirling, founder of the Hydraulic-Press & Brick Co.; a daughter. Miss Margaret McKittrick. engaged in Ii.dian welfare work at Santa Fe.' N. M., and two sons, Thomas H. McKittrick Jr., of the banking firm of Lee, Higginson & Co., London, and E. C. S. McKittrick, European representative of Harriman & Co. of New York. Two brothers, Hugh McKittrick and Walter McKittrick, are living in St. Louis, as is his sister, Mrs. George D. Markham, at whose home the body will rest after its arrival here late today.