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George Schuyler (June 20, 1836 – November 19, 1906) was a soldier, clubman, philanthropist, and prominent member of New York Society during the Gilded Age. Schuyler was a descendant of both the Hamilto...

4/15/2008 8/5/2020

Arthur J. Morris (1881 - 1973)

Joseph Morris, founder of the Morris Plan Bank and developer of consumer credit, was born in Tarboro, the son of Joseph and Dora Livingston Jacobs Morris. A graduate of the University of Virginia in 18...

5/31/2020 5/31/2020

Cecilia A Meehan (1883 - 1961)

3/11/2016 3/1/2020

John Joseph Meehan (1874 - 1948)

5/19/2008 3/1/2020

Howard Gibson Godwin, Jr., 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Tarrytown, N.Y. on April 1, 2012. The son of the late Howard Gibson and Nettie Mae Motes Godwin, he was born on April 28, 1944, in H...

12/1/2019 12/1/2019

William Sloane Coffin, Sr. MP (1879 - 1933)

of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Executive W. & J. Sloane Company. William Sloane Coffin, Skull & Bones 1900William Sloane Coffin Sr. (1879-1933) was a director of W. & J. Sloane since graduat...

2/3/2009 4/10/2017

William Orton (1826 - 1878)

Orton (June 14, 1826 – April 22, 1878) was an American businessman who served as president of the Western Union Telegraph Company.

12/11/2016 12/11/2016

Hillcrest was built for Dr. Carroll Dunham, Jr., and Margaret Dows Dunham. The Dunham Family were cousins to the Charles Tiffany family, also residents of Irvington, N.Y. The building is located at 30 ...

9/5/2014 5/28/2016

Rev. Daniel Lindley (1801 - 1880)

Lindley (August 24, 1801 – September 3, 1880) was an American missionary in South Africa. He and his wife Lucy founded the Inanda Seminary School in 1869. Lindley was pastor to the first Dutch Reformed...

2/18/2009 2/18/2016

Henry David Thoreau MP (1817 - 1862)

Quote from Henry David==With every child begins the world again.==----------------------------------A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren.Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachu...

5/25/2007 11/12/2015

Frederick Farrington MP (1869 - 1932)

9/3/2015 9/3/2015

Harry Burtren Decker (1876 - 1929)

8/31/2015 8/31/2015

John A. Wirth MP (1875 - 1924)

8/30/2015 8/31/2015

Washington Irving MP (1783 - 1859)

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy...

2/16/2010 7/28/2015

Leona Helmsley MP (1920 - 2007)

"Lena"

Tax Evasion=Following allegations by unpaid contractors that work done on her home had been charged to her company, she was investigated and convicted of federal income tax evasion and other crimes in ...

9/28/2014 3/26/2015

William Howard Hoople (1868 - 1922)

Howard Hoople (August 6, 1868 – September 29, 1922) was an American businessman and religious figure. He was a prominent leader of the American Holiness movement; the co-founder of the Association of P...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American painter and commercial photographer. He is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th ...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Francis Saltus Saltus (1849 - 1889)

Saltus Saltus (November 23, 1849 - June 24, 1889) was an American poet.BiographyBorn in 1849 in New York City, he was the elder half-brother of once popular but now relatively obscure novelist Edgar Sa...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Edgar Saltus (1855 - 1921)

Evertson Saltus (October 8, 1855 – July 31, 1921) was an American writer known for his highly refined prose style. His works paralleled those by European decadent authors such as Huysmans and Oscar Wil...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

K. Mygatt or 'R.K.', (1861–1919) was an American landscape painter and etcher working at the turn of the 20th century. He is often associated with the Tonalist movement which was being experimented wit...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

N. Holmes Odell (1828 - 1904)

Holmes Odell (October 10, 1828 – October 30, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from New York.N. Holmes Odell was born in Greenburgh, near Tarrytown, New York, and attended private schools. He engaged in ...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Charles Dunsmore Millard (1873 - 1944)

Dunsmore Millard (December 1, 1873 – December 11, 1944) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.Millard was born in Tarrytown, New York. He attended Phillips...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

William H. Douglas (1853 - 1944)

Harris Douglas (December 5, 1853 – January 27, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from New York.BiographyBorn in New York City, Douglas attended private schools and the College of the City of New York. He...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Madison Grant (1865 - 1937)

Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. As a eugenicist, Grant was responsible for one of the most famous works...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Maud Earl (1864 - 1943)

Alice Earl (1864-1943) was an eminent British-American canine painter. Her works are much enjoyed by dog enthusiasts and also accurately record many breeds. Maud Earl died in New York in 1943 and is bu...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

William Boyce Thompson (1869 - 1930)

William Boyce Thompson, (May 13, 1869 – June 27, 1930), was an American mining engineer, financier, prominent in the Republican party, promoter of Western support for the revolutionary Alexander Kerens...

8/23/2010 3/25/2015

Malcom Webster Ford III (c.1941 - 2008)

Born in New York City, Ford was the son of the late Malcolm Webster Ford Jr. and Mary Mace Chesnut Ford. He was a direct descendant of lexicographer Noah Webster and the grandson of Malcolm Webster For...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Malcolm Webster Ford (1862 - 1901)

Webster Ford (1862-1902), athlete and journalist. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Gordon Lester Ford and Emily Fowler Ford (a granddaughter of Noah Webster, poet, and lifelong friend of Emily Dicki...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Paul Leicester Ford (1865 - 1902)

Leicester Ford (March 23, 1865 - May 8, 1902) was an American novelist and biographer, born in Brooklyn.Life and workHe was the great-grandson (through his mother's family) of Noah Webster and the brot...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Henry Villard MP (1835 - 1900)

"Ferdinand Heinrich Gustav Hilgard"

Find a Grave 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 Ferdinand Heinrich Gustav Hil...

2/14/2012 3/24/2015

Hanz Zinsser (1878 - 1940)

Hans Zinsser (November 17, 1878 – September 4, 1940) was an American bacteriologist and a prolific author. He was the author of over 200 books and medical articles, and was a member of a number of scie...

1/5/2013 3/24/2015

Egerton Swartwout (1870 - 1943)

Swartwout (March 3, 1870 – February 18, 1943) was an American architect, most notably associated with the New York architectural firm Tracy and Swartwout. His buildings, numbering over 100, were typica...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Paul Moritz Warburg MP (1868 - 1932)

in Wikipedia Paul Moritz Warburg (August 10, 1868 – January 24, 1932) was a German-born American banker, He was an early advocate of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.From the Wikipedia article:"Warburg ...

2/7/2009 3/24/2015

Christian Schurz was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War. He was also an accomplished journalist, newspaper editor and orator, who ...

9/1/2011 3/24/2015

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 was the son ...

6/8/2008 3/24/2015

Whitelaw Reid (1837 - 1912)

Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War.Early lifeBorn James Whitelaw Reid on a farm ...

11/28/2008 3/24/2015

Darius Ogden Mills (1825 - 1910)

Ogden Mills (September 25, 1825 – January 3, 1910) was a prominent American banker, philanthropist and, for a time, California's wealthiest citizen.===Biography===He was born in North Salem, New York a...

2/11/2007 3/24/2015

Walter W. Law, Jr. (1871 - 1958)

William Law (July 15, 1871 in Westchester County, New York – August 26, 1958) was an American lawyer and politician from Briarcliff Manor, New York. He was President of Briarcliff Manor from 1905 to 19...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Mary Lasker (1900 - 1994)

"Reinhardt"

Woodard Lasker (November 30, 1900 – February 21, 1994) was an American health activist and philanthropist. She worked to raise funds for medical research, and founded the Lasker Foundation.Early lifeBo...

3/17/2012 3/24/2015

Albert Davis Lasker (1880 - 1952)

Davis Lasker (May 1, 1880 - May 30, 1952) was an American businessman who is often considered to be the founder of modern advertising. He was born in Freiburg, Germany when his American parents Morris ...

3/17/2012 3/24/2015

William Irving, Jr. (1766 - 1821)

Congressman from New York. The older brother of Washington Irving, he followed his father in the fur business, trading with the Indian tribes of upsate New York and living in Johnstown, Caughnawaga and...

2/16/2010 3/24/2015

Raymond Hood (1881 - 1934)

Raymond Hood was a pioneer architect in American modern architecture. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he attended Brown University before enrolling at MIT, later becoming internationally recognized fo...

3/10/2015 3/24/2015

Harry Brakman Helmsley MP (1909 - 1997)

B. Helmsley (March 4, 1909 – January 4, 1997) was an American real estate billionaire whose company, Helmsley-Spear, became one of the country’s biggest property holders, owning the Empire State Buildi...

3/4/2015 3/24/2015

Walter Smith Gurnee, Sr. (1813 - 1903)

Mayor of Chicago. Helen Yoe’s mother Catherine Gurnee, (born August 30, 1816), was the daughter of Halstead Gurnee (born June 4, 1776 and died March 15, 1822 Rockland County, New York) and Hannah Coe, ...

10/14/2012 3/24/2015

Moses Hicks Grinnell (1803 - 1877)

Moses Grinnell must have had a sympathetic nature: he lent $5,000 to Richard Grant White, best remembered as the father of architect Stanford White. White bought stock in the New York World - a new new...

11/23/2008 3/24/2015

Samuel Gompers MP (1850 - 1924)

1861 "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Samuel in entry for Alexander Gompers, 29 Aug 1947; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Un...

2/26/2010 3/24/2015

Garrison Villard (March 13, 1872 – October 1, 1949) was an American journalist. He provided a rare direct link between the anti-imperialism of the late 19th century and the conservative Old Right of th...

2/14/2012 3/24/2015

Marcellus H. Dodge Sr. MP (1881 - 1963)

Hartley Dodge, Sr. (February 28, 1881 – December 25, 1963) was the chairman of the board of Remington Arms Company and a member of the family associated with the Phelps Dodge Corporation. He also was p...

6/9/2008 3/24/2015

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 - 1900)

Francis Cropsey (February 18, 1823 – June 22, 1900) was an important American landscape artist of the Hudson River School.BiographyCropsey was born on his father Jacob Rezeau Cropsey's farm in Rossvill...

8/2/2009 3/24/2015

Worcester Reed Warner (1846 - 1929)

Reed Warner (May 16, 1846–June 25, 1929) was an American mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Ambrose Swasey he cofounded the Warner & Swasey Company.Biograp...

10/14/2008 3/24/2015

Henry Sloane Coffin, Rev. MP (1877 - 1954)

, Henry Sloane 1877-1954 PERSONAL:Born January 5, 1877, in New York, NY; died November 25, 1954, in Lakeville, CT; son of Edmund (a legal advisor) and Euphemia (Sloane) Coffin; married Dorothy Prentice...

3/15/2011 3/24/2015

William Conant Church (1836 - 1917)

Conant Church (1836–1917) was an American journalist and soldier.Early lifeChurch was born in Rochester, New York on August 11, 1836, to the Reverend Pharcellus Church. He was educated in the Boston La...

12/15/2013 3/24/2015

Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839 – April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor. He was a member of the Century Association.He was a lead editorial writer on his brother's newspaper...

12/15/2013 3/24/2015

Thomas J. Watson, Sr. MP (1874 - 1956)

Thomas John Watson , Sr. was president of International Business Machines (IBM), who oversaw that company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM's distinctive mana...

6/25/2011 3/24/2015

Walter Percy Chrysler MP (1875 - 1940)

Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 – August 18, 1940) was an American machinist, railroad mechanic and manager, automotive industry executive, Freemason, and founder of the Chrysler Corporation.ChildhoodHe ...

10/28/2009 3/24/2015

Whitfield Carnegie (March 7, 1857 – June 24, 1946) was the wife of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.Daughter of New York City merchant John D. Whitfield, Louise was born in the Gramercy Park neighborhood...

6/24/2011 3/24/2015

Andrew Carnegie MP (1835 - 1919)

Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, and entrepreneur who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. His Carnegie Steel Company was merg...

6/14/2009 3/24/2015

Alice Brady (1892 - 1939)

"Alice Brady"

Brady (born Mary Rose Brady, November 2, 1892 – October 28, 1939) was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked up until six m...

12/31/2012 3/24/2015

Major Edward Bowes (1874 - 1946)

"Major Edward Bowes"

"Major" Bowes (June 14, 1874 – June 13, 1946) was an American radio personality of the 1930s and '40s whose Major Bowes' Amateur Hour was the best-known amateur talent show in radio during its eighteen...

8/25/2014 3/24/2015

Henry Evelyn Bliss MP (1870 - 1955)

Henry Evelyn Bliss (January 29, 1870 – August 9, 1955) was the author of a classification system he called Bibliographic Classification which is often abbreviated to BC and is sometimes called Bliss ...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Holbrook Blinn (1872 - 1928)

Blinn (January 23, 1872 – June 24, 1928) was an American stage and film actor.BiographyBlinn was born in San Francisco. His father was Charles H. Blinn, a Civil War veteran and his mother Nellie Hollbr...

3/24/2015 3/24/2015

Livingston Beeckman (April 15, 1866 – January 21, 1935) was an American politician and the 52nd Governor of Rhode Island.Beeckman was born on April 15, 1866 in New York City, New York. When Beeckman wa...

4/13/2013 3/24/2015

Leo Baekeland MP (1863 - 1944)

Henricus Arthur Baekeland (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgium born, American chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. His invention of Bakelite, an ...

12/18/2013 3/24/2015

Vincent Astor MP (1891 - 1959)

William Vincent Astor was a businessman and philanthropist and a member of the prominent Astor family. Called Vincent, he was born in the Fifth Avenue mansion where his grandmother Caroline Astor reign...

5/1/2007 3/24/2015

Brooke Astor MP (1902 - 2007)

"Kuser", "Marshall"

Brooke Astor (née Russell, previously Kuser and Marshall) (March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist and socialite who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which h...

6/9/2008 3/24/2015

Elizabeth Arden MP (1878 - 1966)

"Elizabeth Arden"

Nightingale Graham (December 31, 1878 – October 18, 1966), who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian American businesswoman who founded what is now Elizabeth Arden, Inc., and built ...

7/20/2012 3/24/2015

John Dustin Archbold MP (1848 - 1916)

"Jno D. Archibold"

Vice President of the Standard Oil Trust;Second President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey Dustin Archbold (1848–1916) was an American capitalist and one of the United States' earliest represe...

5/27/2011 3/24/2015