Thomas Benners

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This article is about the founder of T. H. Benners & Co.. For others with similar names, see Thomas Benners (disambiguation).

Thomas Hatch Benners (born September 8, 1865; died June 14, 1945) was the founder and president of T. H. Benners & Co., a broker of cast iron, coal and coke.

Benners was the son of Isaac Henricus Benners and the former Harriet Hatch, who married in Greene County in 1857.

Benners became an executive of the Birmingham Foundry & Machine Co., a successor of Charles Linn's Iron Works, one of the earliest industrial concerns in Birmingham, which had been acquired by the Tennessee Coal Iron & Railroad Co. in 1886. Benners left the firm to start his own business in 1906. He and his wife, Allene resided at 2108 Rose Avenue in Highland Park.

By 1924 Benners' son, Thomas Jr had joined the firm as a salesman, and the family had moved to a home at 2641 Crest Road. By 1934 the elder Benners had moved to 2865 Stratford Road in Mountain Brook. Their younger son, Morris had joined the firm as a clerk.

Thomas Jr and Morris took over the company when Benners died in 1945. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery.

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