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Description: Death of the Alabama Iron KingDate: May 16 1896
Newspaper published in: Macon, MS
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 8
Death of the Alabama Iron King
Thomas Seddon, president of the Sloss Iron and Steel Co., Birmingham, Ala., one of the largest coal and iron corporations in the southern states, died suddenly at his residence in that city. He had been suffering for some time from a complication of diseases. Reddon was one of the iron kings of the south and was big factor in the development of the mineral resources of Alabama, and amassed a large fortune. He was 47, unmarried, and was a son of James A. Seddon, of Virginia, secretary of war of the confederate states. His death Is regarded as a great public loss to Alabama because of his liberality, enterprise and vast resources.