SIMEON BROOKS ARMOUR (1892-1899)As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Simeon Brooks Armour (1828-1899) was born in Stockbridge, NY in 1828. He grew up on a farm with five brothers and two sisters. He moved to Kansas City in 1870 after having spent several years in business and farming in Stockbridge. S.B.’s brother, Philip who lived in Chicago and was in the meat packing business, asked that he come to Kansas City in 1870 and open a branch of the business. Along with meat packing, S. B. was also in banking, on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company and also on the Kansas City Stockyards Company Board of Directors. He was appointed to the city’s Board of Park and Boulevard Commissioners in March 1892 and served there until his death of pneumonia at age 71 in 1899. Armour Boulevard was named in his honor.