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Jack Mara (1908 - 1965)

John V. "Jack" Mara (March 21, 1908 – June 29, 1965) was a co-owner of the New York Giants; an American football team which plays in the National Football League. Jack was the son of Elizabeth...

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Laurence Tisch MP (1923 - 2003)

Laurence Alan "Larry" Tisch (March 5, 1923 – November 15, 2003) was an American businessman, Wall Street investor and billionaire. He was the CEO of CBS television network from 1986 to 1995. W...

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Clark Lane MP (1823 - 1907)

A native of Hamilton County, Clark Lane was born 5 April 1823, the son of John and Rosanah Lane. He was born in a one-room log cabin on the farm of his parents. The property at the junction of Hamilton...

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William Henry Draper, Jr. (1894 - 1974)

. William Henry Draper, Jr. (August 10, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a U.S. army officer, banker, and diplomat. Life and career Draper was born in Harlem, New York City, the son of Mary E...

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Ransom Eli Olds (1864 - 1950)

Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864 – August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of the American automotive industry, for whom both the Oldsmobile and REO brands were named. He claimed to have built his first ste...

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Charles E. Daniel, U.S. Senator (1895 - 1964)

Charles Ezra Daniel (November 11, 1895 – September 13, 1964) was a United States Senator from South Carolina and founder of Daniel International Corporation. Born in Elberton, Georgia, he move...

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Herman Lay (1909 - 1982)

Herman Warden Lay (1909 – 1982) was an American businessman who was involved in potato chip manufacturing with his eponymous brand of Lay's potato chips. He started H.W. Lay Co., Inc., now par...

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Albert Lloyd Hopkins (1871 - 1915)

Albert Lloyd Hopkins Albert Hopkins, 44, was the president of the Newport News Shipbuilding Drydock Company at 233 Broadway, New York City, New York, United States. As company president, he earned $2...

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John B Eshelman (1922 - 2010)

John B. Eshelman, 88, of Lancaster, died in the tender, loving care of Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy, on Wednesday evening August 18, 2010. He was born in 1922 in Lancaster, the son of the lat...

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John Baggett Small, Sr. (c.1892 - 1986)

Listed as Mulatto on census form as a child; African as an adult on military registration.WWI Vet; BS Degree in Agriculture from A&T College in Greensboro, NC. Vocational Teacher at Berry O'Kelly Schoo...

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Oscar Ferdinand Mayer (1859 - 1955)

Mayer, Oscar (1859-1955) Oscar Mayer Foods Overview Oscar Mayer Foods, now part of the Kraft General Foods empire, was founded in 1883 by a German immigrant named Oscar Ferdinand Mayer. His compa...

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Philip Knight Wrigley (1894 - 1977)

Philip Knight Wrigley (December 5, 1894 - April 12, 1977), sometimes also called P.K. or Phil, was an American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both those rol...

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William Wrigley, Jr. (1861 - 1932)

from: Wikipedia The William Wrigley Jr. Company (food processing company) is a company headquartered in the GIC (Global Innovation Center) in Goose Island, Chicago, Illinois.[1] The company was found...

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Frank Edward Wade (1873 - 1930)

Frank E. Wade From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Edward Wade (October 6, 1873 – March 3, 1930) was an American football player and coach, lawyer, and piano manufacturer. He served as ...

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Frederick Smith (1895 - 1948)

James Frederick Smith — who (before age 20) dropped his first name, expressing a preference to be known as Fred or Frederick — the founder of the Toddle House restaurant chain and the Smi...

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Granville Semmes (1928 - 2012)

Granville Martin Semmes II (c. 1928 – March 30, 2012) was an American businessman, entrepreneur and gemcutter. Semmes was the founder of 1-800-Flowers, a floral retailer, gift and distribution...

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Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. (1927 - 2002)

. Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. (1927 - September 5, 2002) was the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc.. He served as President from 1971 to 1972, CEO from 1972 to 1991, and Chairman from 1972 to 1992. He is the...

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Col. William E. Hughes (1840 - 1918)

Lawyer and Banker. Born in Morgan County, Ill., U.S.A., March 15, 1840; son of John and Eliza (Rutherford) Hughes. Educated at Jacksonville High School and Illinois College. He has been Colonel in the ...

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Allan Aloysius Ryan, Jr. (1903 - 1981)

Princeton Class of 1924 . Allan Aloysius Ryan (July 4, 1903 – October 13, 1981) was an American financier and politician from New York.

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Benjamin Newton Duke (1855 - 1929)

Benjamin Newton Duke (April 25, 1855 – January 8, 1929) was a U.S. tobacco, textile and energy industrialist and philanthropist. Biography He was the son of Washington Duke and half-brothe...

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B. Everett Jordan, U.S. Senator (1896 - 1974)

Benjamin Everett Jordan (September 8, 1896 – March 15, 1974) was an American businessman and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from North Carol...

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James William Cannon (1852 - 1921)

James William Cannon (April 25, 1852 – December 21, 1921) was an industrialist, and founder of the Cannon Mills Corporation and the City of Kannapolis, North Carolina. He was the maker of the ...

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Charles Albert Cannon (1892 - 1971)

Charles Albert Cannon (November 29, 1892 – April 2, 1971) was born, lived and died in Concord, North Carolina. the son of James William Cannon and president of the Cannon Mills Company from th...

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John Wallace Springer (1859 - 1945)

John Wallace Springer, Banker and Statesman of Denver, Col., Was born July 16, 1859, in Jacksonville, Ill. In 1878 he received the degree of A.B. from Asbury, now DePauw university; and two years later...

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John Gardner Ford MP

[ ] John "Jack" Gardner Ford (born March 16, 1952) is the second child and second son of U.S. President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. He is a 1970 graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, V...

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Burton "Butch" Baskin MP (1913 - 1967)

Vitals AKA: Burt Born: 17-Dec-1913 Birthplace: San Diego, CA Died: 24-Dec-1967 Location of death: Los Angeles, CA Cause of death: Heart Failure Remains: Buried, Home of Peace Memorial P...

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Russell Simmons MP

Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate. He co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Americ...

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Alexander John Forbes-Leith, 1st Baron Leith of Fyvie (1847 - 1925)

Wikipedia contributors. " Alexander Forbes-Leith, 1st Baron Leith of Fyvie ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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James Alfred Beam (1908 - 1987)

James Alfred Beam of Mount Vernon, Ohio was the retired owner of the Millstone Cabinet Shop. He was involved in many clubs and organizations during his lifetime: VP First Federal Savings and Loan, past...

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Edmund Bacon FitzGerald MP (1926 - 2013)

From LATIMES : Edmund B. Fitzgerald dies at 87; known for baseball, shipwreck ties Edmund B. Fitzgerald helped bring the Brewers to Milwaukee. A freighter that famously sank in Lake Superior was na...

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David Sinton MP (1808 - 1900)

Cincinnati.. August 31, 1900.. David Sinton the richest man in Cincinnati & Ohio, died this evening... at age 93.... He leaves an estate of 20 Million dollars.... Mr. Sinton was born in Ireland and rea...

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Charles Francis Tetley (1848 - 1934)

Charles Francis Tetley (1848–1934) - the eldest of Francis William's six surviving sons, was born at Foxhill, Weetwood, near Leeds, on 24 October 1848. Unlike his father and grandfather, about w...

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Brig. General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel (CSA) (1838 - 1901)

Sorrel was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of one of the wealthiest men in the city, Francis Sorrel. He was the brother-in-law of William W. Mackall, who was a Confederate general and chief of sta...

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William Greene Roelker MP (1854 - 1911)

WILLIAM GREENE ROELKER William Greene Roelker was born in Cincinnati, O., June 12, 1854, and died in New York city, January 24, 1911. He was the son of Dr. Frederick Roelker and Katherine Ray (Greene...

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Brig. General Edward Porter Alexander (CSA) (1835 - 1910)

Edward Porter Alexander (May 26, 1835 – April 28, 1910) was an engineer, an officer in the U.S. Army, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and later a railroad executive, planter, ...

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Peter Folger, Sr. MP (1905 - 1980)

Find a Grave Birth: Dec. 26, 1905 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA Death: Aug. 27, 1980 Redwood City San Mateo County California, USA Philanthropist, financier. A native of Ca...

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James Athearn Folger, Jr. MP (1864 - 1921)

Husband of Clara E Luning FolgerParents: James A. Folger (1835 - 1889) Eleanor Laughran Folger (1837 - 1906)Founders of the Folger Coffee Company in San Francisco, Calif.Coffee Merchant died of cancerI...

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James Athearn Folger, Sr. MP (1835 - 1889)

Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 17, 1835 Nantucket Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jun. 26, 1889 Oakland Alameda County California, USA Businessman. Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the so...

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Hans Arnstein, João Arno MP (c.1900 - 1957)

Refugee of World War II, became a captain of industry in Brazil. Extraído de A Família Arnstein e o Império Austro-Húngaro A história da ARNO começa em 1...

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Hans Stern MP (1922 - 2007)

Hans Stern (October 1, 1922 – October 26, 2007) was a Brazilian jeweler and businessman. He was dubbed the "king of the colored gems" by the New York Times and acclaimed by the international med...

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John Means (1829 - 1910)

John Means (September 21, 1829 – February 14, 1910)[1] was a mayor of Ashland, Kentucky and leader in business affairs. Before that he was a cashier of the Bank of Ashland, which had been founde...

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Ronald V. Joyce, C.M. MP

Ronald Vaughan "Ron" Joyce, CM (born 1930) is a Canadian billionaire businessman. He co-founded the Tim Hortons doughnut chain as Tim Horton's partner and first franchisee. Joyce devotes time to nume...

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Tim Horton MP (1930 - 1974)

Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton (January 12, 1930 – February 21, 1974) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, a defenceman for 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toro...

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Duncan Hines MP (1880 - 1959)

Duncan Hines March 25, 1880-March 15, 1959 Parents: Edward Ludlow Hines 1842-1920 and Cornelia Duncan 1846-1884 Wife: Florence Chaffin Duncan Hines was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He later m...

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Chief James Vann MP (1765 - 1809)

For more pictures, go to the Media section. Born: Spring Place, Murray Co., GA February 1765/8, Died:Near Vann's Ferry at Tom Buffingtons Tavern, Forsyth Co., GA February 21, 1809.. Brutal, viole...

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Thomas Williamson Means MP (1803 - 1890)

Thomas Williamson Means iron manufax:turer, son of John and Anne (Williamson) Means, was born November 3, 1803, in Spartansburg, South Carolina. He spent six years in a select school established by h...

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Jerome Monroe Smucker (1858 - 1948)

Jerome Monroe Smucker was an American farmer and businessman who founded The J.M. Smucker Company in 1897, selling apple butter from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. He was of Swiss descent. Smucker, s...

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Willard E. Smucker (1891 - 1970)

J.M. Smucker, founder of J.M. Smucker Company, began to delegate authority to son Willard, who directed the establishment of Smucker's first facility outside Ohio in 1935. The plant was located in the ...

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Ebenezer Knowlton, US Congress (1815 - 1874)

Ebenezer Knowlton (December 6, 1815 - September 10, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, Free Will Baptist minister, and co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Born in Pittsfield, N...

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Rowland Thomas Baring, 2nd Earl of Cromer MP (1877 - 1953)

Rowland Thomas Baring, 2nd Earl of Cromer Born on 29 November 1877 at Cairo, Egypt. Son of Major Rt. Hon. Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer and Ethel Errington Married Lady Ruby Florence Mary...

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Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy MP (1841 - 1880)

Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy. (From Wikipedia) Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1841 – 1880) was a German chemist and a pioneer in the manufacture of aniline dye. He co-founded the Aktien-Gesellschaf...

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George Kirke Spoor MP (1871 - 1953)

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Sir John Pender, GCMG (1816 - 1896)

From Wikipedia - Sir John Pender (10 September 1816 – 7 July 1896), British submarine communications cable pioneer, was born in the Vale of Leven, Scotland, and after attending school in Glasgow...

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Levi Price (1835 - d.)

Levi Price owned and operated a distillery in Hyattstown, Maryland. 1835, in Frederick County, Maryland, in what was then the Urbana District, near the present community of Hyattstown. His father was...

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Orley Seymour Stapley (1872 - 1942)

Founder Started With $250 CashThe O. S. Stapley Company, which celebrates its 60th Anniversary this week, was founded in 1895 by Orley Seymour Stapley, then 23 years old.Stapley's life was rich in the ...

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T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...

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John Finley Boyd MP (1842 - 1910)

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Elias Cooper (1814 - 1848)

C. & G. Cooper & Co. was founded in 1833 by Charles and Elias Cooper in Mount Vernon, OH. After the death of Elias in 1848, Charles sold an interest in the firm to T. L. Clark and reorganized as Cooper...

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Oscar Hammerstein, I MP (1848 - 1919)

Oscar Hammerstein I was a businessman, theater impresario and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He w...

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Robert Bristow, MP (1662 - 1706)

Family and Education b. Dec. 1662, o. s. of Robert Bristow, Grocer and merchant, of Virginia and St. Gabriel, Fenchurch Street, London, alderman of London 1687–8, by his 1st w. Averilla (d. by 1...

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Adolph Joseph Zang (1855 - 1949)

Brewery magnate for the Zang Brewing Company, the oldest brewing company in Colorado. He was son of company founder Philip Zang. He commissioned the construction of two buildings within in Denver that ...

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Philip Zang (1826 - 1899)

Brewing Magnate in Denver. Owner of first brewery in Denver, Rocky Mountain Brewery, which was also the largest west of the Mississippi from 1880 to the start of prohibition. Arrived in the USA in 1853...

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Benjamin Ward Baum (1821 - 1887)

Benjamin W. Baum was a pioneer oil producer in the Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern New York fields. The first man to pipe and ship petroleum out of Pennsylvania, he is credited with having owned...

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Joseph Edwin Weider MP (1920 - 2013)

Josef Edwin "Joe" Weider /wiːdər/ (November 29, 1920 – March 23, 2013) was a Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur who co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB...

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John Beauchamp Coppedge, Jr. (1915 - 2004)

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John Beauchamp Coppedge (1892 - d.)

John Beauchamp Coppedge, a country boy from Williamson, Ga., moved north to Atlanta at the end of the 19th century, married a woman named Sophie Mae and started making candy. The Sophie Mae Candy Co. o...

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Mantis James Van Sweringen (1881 - 1935)

Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen,  (respectively, born April 24, 1879, Wooster, Ohio, U.S.—died Nov. 23, 1936, Hoboken, N.J.; born July 8, 1881, Woos...

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Oris Paxton Van Sweringen (1879 - 1936)

Oris Paxton Van Sweringen (April 24, 1879 – November 22, 1936) and Mantis James Van Sweringen (July 8, 1881 – December 12, 1934) were brothers who became railroad barons in order to devel...

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Sally Rand (1904 - 1979)

Sally Rand (April 3, 1904[1] – August 31, 1979) was a burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Bil...

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Theodore Edward Hustead (1902 - 1999)

Ted E. Hustead, who helped build Wall Drug into an international tourist attraction with highway signs offering free ice water, died at age 96. Wall Drug Store, often called simply "Wall Drug," is a ...

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Frank Jacob Sensenbrenner (1864 - 1952)

Sensenbrenner, Frank Jacob 1864 - 1952 Paper manufacturer, business executive, b. Menasha. He worked for a time as a postoffice clerk, later became a bookkeeper for various manufacturing firms, and, ...

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Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim (1900 - 1978)

Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Germany Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim was born on October 5, 1900 in Cologne. He was a distant descendant of the German-Jewish banker Salomon Oppenheim, Jr, (1...

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Betty James (1918 - 2008)

Betty M. James (February 13, 1918, Altoona, Pennsylvania – November 20, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American businessperson who came up with the name for the Slinky her husband R...

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Joshua Lionel Cowen MP (1877 - 1965)

Joshua Lionel Cowen (August 25, 1877 – September 8, 1965) was an American inventor and the cofounder of Lionel Corporation, a manufacturer of model railroads and toy trains.[1] Cowen also inve...

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Charles H. Parker (1860 - 1936)

Parker, Charles Hanford (1860 - 1936): Co-owner of Parker Brothers Games and expert Camelot problemist.

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Edward H. Parker (1855 - 1915)

Parker, Edward Hegeman (1855 - 1915): Co-owner of Parker Brothers Games.

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George S. Parker (1866 - 1952)

George Swinnerton Parker (12 December 1866 - 26 September 1952) was an American board game inventor and industrialist who founded Geo. S. Parker Co. and Parker Brothers. Life and career Parker wa...

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Herman Fisher (1898 - 1975)

Herman Guy Fisher (November 2, 1898 – September 26, 1975), was born in Unionville Pennsylvania. He is best known as the co-founder of the famous toy brand Fisher-Price. Biography Herman G....

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert ("The man who saved Christmas") (1884 - 1961)

Alfred Carlton Gilbert (February 15, 1884 – January 24, 1961) was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is ...

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Milton Bradley (1836 - 1911)

Milton Bradley (November 8, 1836 – May 30, 1911), an American game pioneer, was credited by many with launching the board game industry in North America with Milton Bradley Company. A native...

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Fred Lazarus MP (1884 - 1973)

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Edward Orton, Jr. (1863 - 1932)

. Professor Edward Orton, Jr. (October 8, 1863, Chester, New York, USA – February 10, 1932, Columbus, Ohio, USA) was an American academic administrator, businessman, ceramic engineer, geologis...

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Paul F. Iams (1915 - 2004)

Paul Falknor Iams (/ˈaɪmz/; August 11, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio – October 26, 2004 in Chappaqua, New York) was the founder of the Iams Company which is known for its high-end line of...

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Maj. General Giles Alexander Smith (USA) (1829 - 1876)

Giles Alexander Smith (September 29, 1829 – November 8, 1876), was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Smith was born in Jefferson County, New York. When h...

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William Thaw, Sr. (1818 - 1889)

cf.: . William Thaw, Sr. (October 12, 1818 – August 17, 1889) was an American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking.

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George F. Ashby (1885 - 1950)

George F. Ashby was President of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1940s. He was the grandson of Eng Bunker, one of the original "Siamese twins." George F Ashby born to George Whitfield Ashby and Ros...

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Gen. John Harding MP (1777 - 1865)

John Harding founded Belle Meade Plantation in 1807. Harding purchased 250 acres of land near Richland Creek. John was from the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state known for thoroughbred racing and bre...

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Edward Bishop Dudley, Governor (1789 - 1855)

Edward Bishop Dudley (December 15, 1789 – October 30, 1855) was the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1836 to 1841. He served in the United States House of Representatives...

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Joseph F. Johnston, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1843 - 1913)

Joseph Forney Johnston (March 23, 1843 – August 8, 1913) was an American Democratic politician and businessman who was the 30th Governor of Alabama from 1896 to 1900. He later served in the U....

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John Gray Blount MP (1752 - 1833)

From the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program: John Gray Blount (1752-1833) and his family exercised considerable influence over the political and economic life of North Carolina and Te...

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H. Eugene Leigh (1860 - 1937)

Hiram Eugene Leigh (1860 - December 10, 1937) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer/owner and breeder who had a highly successful career in the United States as well as in Europe. Born in ...

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Lt. Colonel Walter H. Taylor (CSA) (Assistant Adjutant General, Army of Northern Virginia) (1838 - 1916)

This man had the Honor to ride with General Robert E. Lee for four years of the war and remained his friend until General Lee passed in 1870. Walter Herron Taylor (June 13, 1838 – March 1, 1...

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Benjamin Franklin Ficklin (1827 - 1871)

Benjamin Franklin Ficklin (1827–1871) was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1849. He is famous for his help in starting the Pony Express and for establishing other stag...

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