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Maj. General Stephen van Rensselaer III MP (1764 - 1839)

""The Patroon""

General Stephen Van Rennselaer was a Major General in the New York State Militia during the War of 1812, and he commanded troops along the northern frontier. Stephen Van Rensselaer was badly defeated...

3/9/2007 7/27/2016

Thomas Alexander Scott, Sr. (c.1822 - 1881)

Business Magnate. Assistant Secretary of War. As a boy, he worked on a farm, in country stores, and attended a village school. His job as clerk to the toll collector on the state road at Columbia, Pe...

7/1/2008 6/30/2016

Charles Vernon Culver (1830 - 1909)

Charles Vernon Culver (September 6, 1830 – January 10, 1909) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Early life Culver was born in Logan, Ohio. He...

6/25/2016 6/25/2016

Thomas Clark Durant (1820 - 1885)

As a financier and an executive of the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1860s Dr. Thomas C. Durant (1820–1885) was instrumental in building the first railway spanning the western United State...

10/5/2008 6/23/2016

George Mortimer Pullman MP (1831 - 1897)

George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American inventor and industrialist. He is known as the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car, and for violently suppressing st...

3/11/2009 3/25/2016

James Jerome Hill MP (1838 - 1916)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Jerome Hill (September 16, 1838 – May 29, 1916), was a Canadian-American railroad executive. He was the chief executive officer of a family of lines...

9/18/2011 3/22/2016

Russell Sage, Hon. MP (1816 - 1906)

Russell Sage (4 August 1816 – 22 July 1906) was a financier, railroad executive and Whig politician from New York, United States. As a frequent partner of Jay Gould in various transactions, he...

6/8/2010 3/22/2016

Moses Taylor (1806 - 1882)

Profile picture by Matthew Brady, c 1865. Moses Taylor was an American banker who in 1855 became president of City Bank in New York where his policy was to hold large cash reserves. He dabbled in r...

2/11/2007 3/21/2016

Isaac Merritt Singer MP (1811 - 1875)

American inventor Isaac Merrit Singer made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Many had patented sewing machines before ...

1/7/2011 3/20/2016

Marshall Field MP (1834 - 1906)

Marshall Field (August 18, 1834 – January 16, 1906) was founder of Marshall Field and Company, the Chicago-based department stores. Life and career Marshall Field was born on a farm in...

8/10/2010 3/20/2016

William Shoney O'Brien (1825 - 1878)

William S. O'Brien (1825 – May 2, 1878) was an American businessman who formed a business partnership with fellow Irishmen James Graham Fair, James C. Flood, and John William Mackay, the Consoli...

3/19/2016 3/19/2016

Cyrus Hall McCormick MP (1809 - 1884)

Often credited for inventing the Reaper, which was created by a black slave named Jo Anderson. Cyrus McCormick got the patent because slaves were considered property and not citizens, thus could not le...

2/12/2009 3/19/2016

German-born Adolphus Busch was the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch with his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. His great-great-grandson, August Busch IV is now on the board of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Bio...

2/20/2008 3/19/2016

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771 - 1834)

"du Pont de Nemours"

en.wikipedia ; findagrave... ; Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (24 June 1771 – 31 October 1834), known as Irénée du Pont, or E.I. du Pont, was a...

2/6/2009 3/19/2016

George Eastman MP (1854 - 1932)

"founded the Eastman Kodak Company"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American inventor and philanthropist. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, h...

10/11/2008 3/19/2016

William Avery Rockefeller, Jr. (May 31, 1841 - June 24, 1922), American financier, was a co-founder with his older brother John D. Rockefeller of the prominent United States Rockefeller family. He wa...

6/8/2008 3/19/2016

Charles William Post (1854 - 1914)

C.W. Post was the son of Charles Rollins Post and his wife Caroline Lathrop. He visited the Battle Creek Sanitarium operated by John Harvey Kellogg for his failing health. He was inspired to start hi...

7/29/2009 3/18/2016

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler: Claus Spreckels - This German immigrant to the United States was a driven entrepreneur from the mainland who, on his periodic trips to the islands, carv...

7/25/2008 3/18/2016

George Hearst, U.S. Senator MP (1820 - 1891)

Near the end of the 19th century, George Hearst was one of the richest men in the United States, a U.S. Senator from California who had made his fortune in mining. He was the father of newspaperman W...

5/28/2009 3/18/2016

William Randolph Hearst MP (1863 - 1951)

William Randolph Hearst - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th district In office March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Preceded by W...

7/4/2008 3/18/2016

James Clair Flood (1826 - 1889)

James Clair Flood (October 25, 1826 – February 21, 1889) was an American businessman who made a fortune thanks to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. His mining operations are recounted to this day as ...

3/18/2016 3/18/2016

Charles Lewis Tiffany MP (1812 - 1902)

CharlesTiffany and John Burnett Young were boyhood friends and when they decided to go to New York to open a dry good store they borrowed money from Charles' father Comfort Tiffany. In September 1837 C...

11/9/2007 3/18/2016

Alexander Turney Stewart (1803 - 1876)

Alexander Turney Stewart (October 12, 1803 – April 10, 1876) was a successful Irish entrepreneur who made his multimillion-dollar fortune in what was at the time the most extensive and lucrative...

3/18/2016 3/18/2016

William Andrews Clark, Sr. was a U.S. senator from Montana and Gilded Age copper magnate from Montana, who was reputed to be one of the two richest industrialists in the United States, rivaled only by ...

11/21/2008 3/18/2016

Charles Wyman Morse (1856 - 1933)

Charles Wyman Morse (October 21, 1856 – January 12, 1933) was a notorious businessman and speculator on Wall Street in the early 20th century. Early life Morse was born in Bath, Maine,...

5/21/2009 3/18/2016

Cassius Milton Wicker (1844 - 1913)

Cassius Milton Wicker (born August 25, 1846; died 1913) was a railroad manager and banker. The Railroads Wicker began his railroad career at twenty-one as a check clerk for the Star-Union Line in...

10/6/2013 3/18/2016

Click here for information about James Graham Fair at Wikipedia. James Graham Fair (December 3, 1831 – December 28, 1894) was the overnight millionaire part-owner of the Comstock Lode, a Unite...

4/27/2012 3/18/2016

John Insley Blair MP (1802 - 1899)

Wikepedia: 12/8/2012 John Insley Blair (August 22, 1802 – December 2, 1899) was an American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.

3/15/2009 3/18/2016

Samuel Prescott Bush MP (1863 - 1948)

Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of Senator Prescott Bu...

1/26/2007 3/18/2016

Jacob Schiff MP (1847 - 1920)

birth names Jacob Hirsch Schiff Jakob Heinrich Schiff ============================================================================ "Jacob Henry Schiff (born Jakob Heinrich Schiff; January 10, 1...

2/2/2010 3/18/2016

Theodore Dehone Judah MP (1826 - 1863)

Theodore Dehone Judah (March 4, 1826–November 2, 1863) was an American railroad engineer who dreamed of the first Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacifi...

2/2/2013 3/18/2016

Stephen Girard MP (1750 - 1831)

Stephen Girard (May 20, 1750 – December 26, 1831; born Étienne Girard) was a French-born, naturalized American, philanthropist and banker. He personally saved the U.S. government from fin...

11/21/2014 3/18/2016

Charles T Hinde MP (1832 - 1915)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles T. Hinde (July 12, 1832 – March 10, 1915) was an industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur. He managed many business...

11/1/2012 3/18/2016

Frederick "Fritz" Augustus Heinze was the son of Otto and Elizabeth "Eliza" Marsh Lacey. He was the husband of Dora (Lowenheim) Heinze. She had been a stage actress. Her stage name was Bernice Hender...

1/23/2015 3/18/2016

John Cleveland Osgood (1851 - 1926)

John Cleveland Osgood (March 6, 1851 – January 3, 1926) was a self-made man who founded the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company but has been referred to as a robber baron. He also created Redstone, C...

3/18/2016 3/18/2016

Wellington R Burt (1831 - 1919)

Wellington R. Burt (August 26, 1831 – March 2, 1919) was a wealthy industrial baron from Saginaw, Michigan. At the time of his death, his wealth was estimated to be between $40 and $90 million. ...

3/18/2016 3/18/2016

Friedrich Weyerhaeuser MP (1834 - 1914)

Friedrich (Frederick) Weyerhäuser (November 21, 1834 in Nieder-Saulheim, Rhenish Hesse – April 4, 1914 in Pasadena, California), also spelt Weyerhaeuser, was a German-American timber mogu...

3/18/2016 3/18/2016

Daniel Drew MP (1797 - 1879)

Daniel Drew (July 29, 1797 – September 18, 1879) was an American businessman, steamship and railroad developer, and financier. Summarizing his life, Henry Clews wrote: "Of all the great operator...

2/12/2016 3/15/2016

Philip Danforth Armour (1832 - 1901)

Founder of Armour & Company. was born in Stockbridge, New York to Danforth Armour and Juliana Ann Brooks. He was one of eight children and grew up on his family's farm. Armour was mostly of Scottis...

2/11/2009 5/19/2015

John Jacob Astor III (June 10, 1822 – February 22, 1890) was the elder son of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. and the wealthiest member of the Astor family in his generation. He was the founder...

8/29/2008 2/14/2012

Mark Hopkins, Jr. (1813 - 1878)

Mark Hopkins was born 1 September 1813 in Henderson, New York, and died 29 March 1878. He died in his sleep aboard his private rail car in Yuma at age 64. At the time of his death, the value of his e...

12/4/2010 2/14/2012

Samuel Slater MP (1768 - 1835)

Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution", (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) or th...

5/21/2009 2/14/2012

William George Strong Fargo MP (1818 - 1881)

William George Fargo (May 20, 1818 – August 3, 1881), pioneer American expressman, was born in Pompey, New York. From the age of thirteen he had to support himself, obtaining little schooling,...

11/15/2010 2/14/2012

"Diamond Jim" Fisk (c.1835 - 1872)

"(aka", ""Big Jim", "" "Diamond Jim", "" and "Jubilee Jim")"

) James Fisk, Jr. (April 1, 1835 – January 6, 1872) – known variously as "Big Jim," "Diamond Jim," and "Jubilee Jim" – was an American stock broker and corporate executive who ...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

John "Bet-a-Million" Gates (1855 - 1911)

"John "Bet-a-Million" Gates"

John Warne Gates (May 18, 1855 – August 9, 1911), also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was a pioneer promoter of barbed wire who became a Gilded Age industrialist. Biography Gates was ...

1/30/2010 2/14/2012

Richard B. Mellon MP (1858 - c.1933)

Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Andrew W. Mellon,...

5/29/2007 2/14/2012

William Henry Moore MP (1848 - 1924)

) William Henry (Judge) Moore (1848 - January 11, 1923) was an attorney and financier. He organized and promoted or sat as a director for several steel companies that were merged with among others th...

1/9/2011 2/14/2012

James Stillman MP (1850 - 1918)

James Jewett Stillman (June 9, 1850 – March 15, 1918) was an American businessman who invested in land, banking, and railroads in New York, Texas, and Mexico. Biography The son of Eliz...

2/17/2007 2/14/2012

Henry Villard MP (1835 - 1900)

"Ferdinand Heinrich Gustav Hilgard"

Find a Grave Henry Villard (April 10, 1835–November 12, 1900) was an American journalist and financier who was an early president of the Northern Pacific Railway. Born and raised Ferdina...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

Henry Wells (December 12, 1805 – December 10, 1878) was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. Early life Henr...

2/14/2012 2/14/2012

William Henry Vanderbilt MP (1821 - 1885)

Born May 8, 1821 New Brunswick, New Jersey Died December 8, 1885 William H. Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821–December 8, 1885) was a businessman and a member of the prominent United States Vander...

6/25/2007 2/14/2012

Collis Potter Huntington MP (1821 - 1900)

) Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker) who built the C...

4/16/2008 2/14/2012

John Jacob Astor MP (1763 - 1848)

John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob Astor) (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848) was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family a...

8/29/2008 2/14/2012

Henry Clay Frick MP (1849 - 1919)

Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman ...

11/21/2008 2/14/2012

Henry B. Plant MP (1819 - 1899)

"Henry B. Plant"

Henry Bradley Plant (October 27, 1819 - June 23, 1899), was involved with many transportation projects, mostly railroads, in the U.S. state of Florida. Eventually he owned the Plant System of railroa...

12/3/2008 2/13/2012

Andrew W. Mellon, US Secretary of the Treasury MP (1855 - 1937)

"Andrew W. Mellon"

Andrew William Mellon was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932. He joined his father's banking h...

5/29/2007 2/13/2012

Jay Cooke MP (1821 - 1905)

Jay Cooke (August 10, 1821 – February 16, 1905) was an American financier. Cooke and his firm Jay Cooke & Company were most notable for their role in financing the Union's war effort during th...

7/24/2009 2/13/2012

Charles Yerkes MP (1837 - 1905)

Charles Tyson Yerkes (June 25, 1837 – December 29, 1905) was an American financier, born in Philadelphia. He played a major part in developing mass-transit systems in Chicago and London. Phi...

7/26/2010 2/13/2012

Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

"Leland Stanford"

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

1/31/2009 2/13/2012

John D. Spreckels MP (1853 - 1926)

"John D. Spreckels"

John Diedrich Spreckels (August 16, 1853 – June 7, 1926), the son of German-American industrialist Claus Spreckels, founded a transportation and real estate empire in San Diego, California in th...

10/11/2009 2/13/2012

Joseph Seligmann MP (1819 - 1880)

Joseph Seligman (1819–1880) was a prominent U.S. banker and businessman. He was born in Baiersdorf, Germany, emigrating to the United States when he was 18. With his brothers, he started a bank,...

11/13/2010 2/13/2012

Charles M. Schwab MP (1862 - 1939)

He was an American steel magnate. Under his leadership, Bethlehem Steel became the second largest steel maker in the United States, and one of the most important heavy manufacturers in the world. Sch...

8/27/2010 2/13/2012

E. H. Harriman MP (1848 - 1909)

"E. H. Harriman"

Edward Henry Harriman (February 20, 1848 – September 9, 1909) was an American railroad executive. Early years Harriman was born in Hempstead, New York, the son of Orlando Harriman, an ...

6/4/2009 2/13/2012

Henry Flagler MP (1830 - 1913)

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 Hopewell, NY - May 20, 1913 West Palm Beach, FL) Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of ...

1/7/2009 2/13/2012

James Buchanan Duke MP (1856 - 1925)

James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for his involvement with Duke University. Personal life James ...

5/19/2008 2/13/2012

Charles Crocker MP (1822 - 1888)

Charles Crocker was a pioneering American industrialist. He had interests in railroads and banking. Click here for Charles Crocker's Wikipedia page . Click here for the Wikipedia description of the...

1/24/2007 2/13/2012

Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore,[1] was an American entrepreneur. He built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriar...

6/25/2007 2/13/2012

John D. Rockefeller, Sr. MP (1839 - 1937)

"Standard Oil Company"

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 –May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of mode...

2/7/2008 2/13/2012

John Pierpont Morgan, Sr. MP (1837 - 1913)

""J.P.""

"... John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. Foun...

6/24/2007 2/12/2012

Andrew Carnegie MP (1835 - 1919)

Andrew Carnegie ( /kɑrˈneɪɡi/ kar-nay-gee, but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨɡi/ kar-nə-gee or /kɑrˈnɛɡi/ kar-neg-ee) (Nov...

6/14/2009 2/12/2012

George Fisher Baker MP (1840 - 1931)

George Fisher Baker (March 27, 1840 – May 2, 1931) was a U.S. financier and philanthropist. In 1924 he provided much of the initial funding for Harvard Business School with a grant for $5 mill...

1/25/2010 2/12/2012

Charles T. Barney MP (1851 - 1907)

Charles Tracy Barney (January 27, 1851[1] – November 14, 1907) was the president of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, the collapse of which shortly before Barney's death sparked the Panic of 19...

10/22/2011 2/12/2012

Jay Gould MP (1836 - 1892)

"Jay Gould", "The Robber Baron"

Jay Gould (genealogical #326—Alexander More's line) is America’s 9th wealthiest man of all time! One of the railroad baron’s of the 19th century, Gould owned the Union Pacific Rail...

12/31/2008 2/12/2012