TRYON, EDWARD KUNCKLE Jr.

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Fig. Photograph of Edward Kunckle Tryon, Jr., published in Charles Z. Tryon, The History of a Business Established One Hundred Years Ago, 1811-1911 (E. K. Tryon Co., Philadelphia).
 

Edward Kunckle Tryon, Jr. (1844-1904), was born on April 14, 1844, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Edward Kunckle Tryon (1815-1892), and Adeline Catherine Savitz Tryon.

The family business of sporting goods, guns, and shells, began in 1811 by Edward K. Tryon, Jr.'s grandfather George W. Tryon. In 1836 the company name was changed to Tryon & Son, with George W. Tryon, Jr. joining the firm. In 1841, the name changed again to Edward K. Tryon & Company, when George W. Tryon retired.  

In 1865,  George W. Tryon, Jr., was a well-known seashell collector and published the American Journal of Conchology.

In 1868, the firm's name was changed to Edward K. Tryon, Jr. & Company upon the retirement of George  W.Tryon, Jr.

He married Mary Adelaide  Zimmerling (1845-1921). They had two children Florence Arline Tryon (1869-1932), and Charles Zimmerling Tryon (1871-1935)

Fig. E. K. Tryon, Jr., correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked duplex cancel Clarke H931-#3, Philadelphia, 4 May 1883, franked with Scott #207-A46b American Bank Note green 3c Washington. Corner Card cover with graphic illustrated photogravure  of Harrington Richardson Hammerless Breech Loading Shotgun. Ex- Rumsey Sale #82 Mayo Collection, Lot 3253, Realized $195, a complete steal at that price; originally listed at $306 with shipping. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.

He died on September 19, 1904. He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His estate was valued at $150,000 at his death.

Bibliography :

Charles Z. Tryon, The History of a Business Established One Hundred Years Ago, 1811-1911 (E. K. Tryon Co., Philadelphia).




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