Alverson Thalimer. Written by H.R. Bob Thalimer
Alverson Thalimer was born in
in 1891. He was raised
. Howard graduated from the
with a degree in Civil
Engineering. He graduated with honors,
first in his class and he completed the four year program in three years.
In 1913 Howard was a member of the first
survey party into the Florida Everglades. They ran a line from the east coast to
. Howard worked
on the family ranch in
. During 1920 he worked in
the oil fields in
. He and his father, Alverson Gates Thalimer,
tried mining in the
near the town of
. This father and son team also had a walnut
. In 1925 Howard helped develop the water system for the town of
. During the late 1920’ and early 30’s he was a
member of the Water Department for the city of
and was head of the Water Department of the city of
During World War II Howard devoted all his
time and effort in various Defense Plants. He was a very patriotic person.
Howard retired from C.F. Braun and Company
and the business world in 1857 at the age of 66.
Except for during the war years Howard was
a great traveler. He visited 49 of the
being the only state
he never visited.
He loved his family and was a devoted
husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Howard wrote to the widow of a close
friend who had passed away. He told her
“People who have lived through our life span have seen the most wonderful period
in this world’s history and for that we are thankful. But we must also realize that human life as
we know it cannot go on forever.”