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Billy 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 Vanderbilt fa...

6/25/2007 6/8/2016

Bill Gates MP

"Bill", "Trey"

Medina, King, WA, United States

William Henry "Bill" Gates , III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his care...

1/17/2007 3/22/2016

Thomas Fortune Ryan MP (1851 - 1928)

Through a merge, the following information ended up attached to TFR. Not sure to whom it should be moved: One of the leaders of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform; bolted the Re...

7/21/2008 3/22/2016

Russell Sage 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 amasse...

6/8/2010 3/22/2016

John Work Garrett MP (1820 - 1884)

John Work Garrett (July 31, 1820 – September 26, 1884), was an American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B. & O.). In 1855, he was named to the board of the B...

1/9/2008 3/22/2016

Robert Dollar MP (1844 - 1932)

"Robert MacVey Dollar"

From Wikipedia Robert Dollar, also known as Captain Robert Dollar (1844—1932) was a Scots-American industrialist born in Bainsford, Falkirk, Scotland. The title "Captain" was honorary and he was call...

8/19/2008 3/22/2016

James Jerome Hill MP (1838 - 1916)

Find a Grave 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 ...

9/18/2011 3/22/2016

Jay Van Andel MP (1924 - 2004)

Jay Van Andel (June 3, 1924 – December 7, 2004) was an American businessman best known as co-founder of the Amway Corporation, along with Richard DeVos. He also served as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber o...

2/8/2015 3/22/2016

John Werner Kluge MP (1914 - 2010)

John W. Kluge, who parlayed a small fortune from a Fritos franchise into a multibillion-dollar communications empire that made him one of the richest men in America, died on Tuesday night at a family h...

6/13/2010 3/22/2016

Elias Hasket Derby MP (1739 - 1799)

Elias Hasket Derby 1800-1825 portrait by James Frothingham Born August 16, 1739 (1739-08-16) Salem, Massachusetts Died September 8, 1799 (1799-09-09) Salem, Massachusetts Occupation merchant ...

7/25/2012 3/22/2016

Edward Cabot Clark MP (1811 - 1882)

) Edward C. Clark or Edward S. Clark (December 19, 1811 – October 14, 1882) was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, along with his business partner of Isaac Merritt Singer. Together they ...

10/17/2010 3/22/2016

Nicholas Longworth, Sr MP (1783 - 1863)

Nicholas Longworth was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1783. In 1804 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a banker and a successful winemaker as well as founder of the Longworth family in Oh...

11/22/2013 3/22/2016

Peter Arrell Browne Widener MP (1834 - 1915)

Peter Arrell Browne Widener (November 13, 1834 – November 6, 1915) was an American businessman, art collector, and head of the Widener family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Widener was ranked #29 ...

6/4/2009 3/22/2016

Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne MP (1839 - 1917)

"Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne"

Oliver Hazard Payne (July 21, 1839 – June 27, 1917) was an American businessman, organizer of the American Tobacco trust, and assisted with the formation of U.S. Steel, and was affiliated with Standa...

1/27/2012 3/22/2016

Henry Huttleston Rogers MP (1840 - 1909)

Henry Huttleston Rogers was a United States capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. He made his fortune in the oil refinery business, becoming a leader at Standard Oil. ...

8/23/2011 3/22/2016

Cyrus H. K. Curtis MP (1850 - 1933)

Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis (June 18, 1850 – June 7, 1933) was an American publisher of magazines and newspapers, including the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post. Biography ...

2/8/2012 3/22/2016

Edward S. Harkness MP (1874 - 1940)

Edward Stephen Harkness (January 22, 1874 – January 29, 1940) was an American philanthropist. In 1918, Harkness was ranked the 6th-richest person in the United States by Forbes magazine's first "Ri...

1/7/2009 3/22/2016

Israel Thorndike MP (1755 - 1832)

Israel Thorndike (1755–1832) was a sailor and merchant, born in Beverly, Massachusetts. He went to sea at an early age, commanded a privateer during the American Revolution, and became active in the ...

7/8/2008 3/22/2016

John William Mackay MP (1831 - 1902)

John William MacKay BIRTH 28 Nov 1831 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland DEATH 20 Jul 1902 (aged 70) London, City of London, Greater London, England BURIAL Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, Kings County (Broo...

7/27/2011 3/22/2016

Julius Rosenwald MP (1862 - 1932)

Click here to view the Wikipedia web page for Julius Rosenwald. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Julius Rosenwald. Born August 12, 1862 in Springfield, Illinois. Died January 6, 1932 (aged 69),...

3/15/2009 3/22/2016

Anthony Nicholas Brady MP (1841 - 1913)

Anthony Nicholas Brady (August 22, 1841–July 22, 1913) was an American businessman born in Lille, France who emigrated to Troy, New York in 1857. Settling in Albany, New York he was first employed by...

1/23/2012 3/22/2016

John Thompson Dorrance (November 11, 1873 – September 21, 1930) was an American chemist who discovered a method to create condensed soup and served as president of the Campbell Soup Company from 1914...

5/20/2013 3/22/2016

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 striking ...

3/11/2009 3/22/2016

General Robert Wood Johnson MP (1893 - 1968)

"Wood"

Robert Wood Johnson II was a United States businessman. He was the president of Johnson & Johnson between 1932 and 1938, and chairman of the board from 1938 until 1963. He was the son of the founder of...

12/21/2009 3/22/2016

John Francis Dodge MP (1864 - 1920)

John Francis Dodge was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company. John Francis Dodge was born in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan where his father rented a ...

10/30/2008 3/22/2016

Horace Elgin Dodge, Sr. MP (1868 - 1920)

Horace Elgin Dodge , Co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company. He was born in Niles, Michigan on May 17, 1868. His father owned a foundry and machine shop, Horace Dodge and his elder brother John Franci...

10/30/2008 3/22/2016

Johns Hopkins MP (1795 - 1873)

Financier, philanthropist, university founder, and social activist. Important investor in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad who used the railroad during the Civil War to transport Union troops to the fro...

9/22/2009 3/22/2016

William Collins Whitney was an American political leader and financier and founder of the prominent Whitney family. He served as Secretary of the Navy in the first Cleveland administration from 1885 th...

8/14/2008 3/22/2016

William Thaw, Sr. MP (1818 - 1889)

William Thaw Sr. was an American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1818, to John Thaw and his wife Elizabeth Thom...

11/9/2009 3/22/2016

Arthur Vining Davis MP (1867 - 1962)

Arthur Vining "Art" Davis (May 30, 1867 – November 17, 1962) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Early history Arthur Vining Davis was born in Sharon, Massachusetts, the son of Perl...

7/13/2013 3/22/2016

Joseph (József) Pulitzer, USA MP (1847 - 1911)

"Joseph Pulitzer"

Joseph Pulitzer April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911), born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the tec...

6/11/2011 3/22/2016

Daniel Willis James MP (1832 - 1907)

Daniel Willis James (April 15, 1832 – September 13, 1907) was born in Liverpool, England, the son of a merchant, Daniel James. James's maternal grandfather was Anson Greene Phelps of Phelps, Dodge, a...

7/12/2013 3/22/2016

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. MP (1905 - 1976)

Howard Hughes was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained prominence from the late 1920s as ...

1/13/2009 3/22/2016

Frank Winfield Woolworth MP (1852 - 1919)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Franklin Winfield Woolworth Born April 13, 1852 Rodman, New York Died April 8, 1919 (aged 66) Glen Cove, New York Residence Winfield Hall Known for F...

1/5/2009 3/22/2016

John McDonogh MP (1779 - 1850)

John McDonogh (December 29, 1779 – October 26, 1850) was an American entrepreneur whose adult life was spent in south Louisiana and later in Baltimore. He made a fortune in real estate and shipping, an...

4/2/2013 3/22/2016

H. L. Hunt MP (1889 - 1974)

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr. (February 17, 1889 — November 29, 1974), known throughout his life as "H. L. Hunt," was a Texas oil tycoon and conservative activist. He built one of the world's largest...

11/24/2008 3/22/2016

Hon. August Belmont I MP (1813 - 1890)

August Belmont, Sr. (December 8, 1813 – November 24, 1890) was an American politician. Early life August Belmont was born in Alzey, Hesse, on December 8, 1813--some sources say 1816--to Simon...

8/2/2007 3/22/2016

Richard Warren Sears MP (1863 - 1914)

"Sears Roebuck Co."

Richard Warren Sears (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914) was a manager, businessman, and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck. Early life Richard W....

10/19/2013 3/22/2016

Ronald Owen Perelman MP

New York, New York, United States

Ronald Owen Perelman (born January 1, 1943) is an American businessman and investor. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., he has invested in various companies with interests that en...

7/15/2007 3/22/2016

Col. Samuel Colt MP (1814 - 1862)

The blue dome of the former Colt firearms factory sits atop the Coltsville complex in Hartford, Conn. A decade-long campaign to memorialize the factory that Samuel Colt built in 1855 won approval from ...

10/14/2008 3/22/2016

David Packard MP (1912 - 1996)

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964–1968, 1972–1993). He ...

6/25/2011 3/22/2016

William Wrigley, Jr. MP (1861 - 1932)

William Wrigley Jr. (September 30, 1861–January 26, 1932) was a U.S. chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylv...

3/19/2008 3/22/2016

William Henry Aspinwall MP (1807 - 1875)

Descendant of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley William Henry Aspinwall (December 16, 1807 – January 18, 1875) was an American businessman. In 1832, he became president of the ...

9/26/2009 3/21/2016

Henry Phipps, Jr. MP (1839 - 1930)

"Henry Phipps was one of the pioneer investors in Florida real estate. At one time", "he and his family owned one-third of the town of Palm Beach", "45 kilometres of oceanfront between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale", "prime bayfront property in downtown Miami"

. Henry Phipps, Jr. (September 27, 1839 - September 22, 1930) was an American entrepreneur and major philanthropist. Biography He was the son of an English shoemaker who emigrated in the earl...

1/18/2007 3/21/2016

Larry Ellison MP

"Larry"

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company. In 2013, Forbes listed hi...

10/28/2013 3/21/2016

J. Paul Getty MP (1892 - 1976)

Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American. At his death, he ...

7/7/2009 3/21/2016

John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was the son of Rev. John Hancock of Braintree and Mary (Hawke) Thaxter of Hingham. He was an American merchant, statesman, an...

5/5/2007 3/21/2016

Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks MP (1767 - 1849)

Bio Wikipedia Peter Chardon Brooks: (January 6, 1767 – January 1, 1849) was a wealthy Massachusetts merchant born in North Yarmouth, Maine. His father, the Rev. Edward Brooks, moved to Medford, Massa...

4/21/2009 3/21/2016

Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. MP (1895 - 1979)

. Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (May 24, 1895 – August 29, 1979) was an American broadcasting businessman, magazine and newspaper publisher. He was the founder of Advance Publications. Contents [show...

8/30/2011 3/21/2016

Charles William Post MP (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...

3/13/2009 3/21/2016

Richard Marvin DeVos, Sr. MP (1926 - 2018)

"Rich"

Richard M. DeVos, Sr. (born March 4, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American businessman, co-founder of Amway along with Jay Van Andel (company restructured as Alticor in 2000), and owner of t...

9/18/2008 3/21/2016

George Washington, 1st President of the USA MP (1732 - 1799)

"The Father of Our Country", "First President of the United States", "President"

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later...

4/3/2007 3/21/2016

George Peabody MP (1795 - 1869)

George Peabody (/ˈpiːbədi/PEE-bə-dee;[2] February 18, 1795 – November 4, 1869) was an American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute...

4/19/2009 3/21/2016

Sumner Murray Redstone MP (1923 - 2020)

Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and media magnate. He is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater...

6/25/2010 3/21/2016

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania. DAR Ancestor #: A041702 Wikipedia Of all the accomplishment of Ben Franklin you must take into account, his opening remark in his autobiograph...

8/18/2007 3/21/2016

Samuel Slater, Sr. 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 the "Fath...

5/21/2009 3/21/2016

Thomas Handasyd Perkins, Sr. MP (1764 - 1854)

"T.H. Perkins"

Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, or T. H. Perkins was a wealthy Boston merchant and an archetypical Boston Brahmin. Starting with bequests from his grandfather and father-in-law, he amassed a huge fort...

7/29/2010 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

Paul Allen MP (1953 - 2018)

Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates , Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975, which helped spark th...

3/20/2016 3/21/2016

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 Elizabeth P...

2/17/2007 3/21/2016

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the ...

9/30/2007 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

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 million. In...

1/25/2010 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

William Shoney O'Brien MP (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 Consolidated V...

3/19/2016 3/21/2016

James Buchanan Duke MP (1856 - 1925)

"Buck"

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 Buchana...

5/19/2008 3/21/2016

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 Standar...

1/7/2009 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

George Eastman MP (1854 - 1932)

"founded the Eastman Kodak Company"

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American inventor and philanthropist. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstrea...

10/11/2008 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

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 3/21/2016

Gov. Amasa Leland Stanford 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 the Big ...

1/31/2009 3/21/2016

Mark Hopkins, Jr. MP (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 3/21/2016

Philip Danforth Armour Sr. MP (1832 - 1901)

Founder of Armour & Company. Armour 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 o...

2/11/2009 3/21/2016

James Clair Flood MP (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 the out...

3/18/2016 3/21/2016

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 Central ...

4/16/2008 3/21/2016

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 of the ...

11/21/2008 3/21/2016

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. Founder of ...

6/24/2007 3/21/2016

Edward Henry Harriman MP (1848 - 1909)

"E. H. Harriman", "Ned", "EH"

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 Episcop...

6/4/2009 3/21/2016

John Insley Blair MP (1802 - 1899)

"John"

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 3/21/2016

Moses Taylor MP (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

William Weightman MP (1813 - 1904)

William Weightman I (September 30, 1813 - August 25, 1904) was a chemical manufacturer and one of the largest landowners in the United States. Weightman was born on September 30, 1813 in Waltham, Lin...

12/5/2009 3/20/2016

James G. Fair, U.S. Senator MP (1831 - 1894)

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 United State...

9/29/2009 3/20/2016

Sam Walton MP (1918 - 1992)

"Sam"

Founder of two American retailers, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. Early Days Sam Walton was born on March 29, 1918, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, the first of two children to Thomas Gibson Walton, a banker,...

5/15/2008 3/20/2016

Richard Beatty Mellon MP (1858 - 1933)

Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (adjusted wealth $103 billion). He and his br...

5/29/2007 3/20/2016

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 3/20/2016

Henry Ford MP (1863 - 1947)

Biographical Summary: "... Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly lin...

6/25/2007 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 Conway...

8/10/2010 3/20/2016

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 3/20/2016

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 Railroad and the Western ...

12/31/2008 3/20/2016

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 mogul and founder ...

3/18/2016 3/20/2016

Alexander Turney Stewart MP (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 dry go...

3/18/2016 3/20/2016

Andrew Carnegie MP (1835 - 1919)

Andrew 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...

6/14/2009 3/20/2016

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 financial collaps...

11/21/2014 3/20/2016

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 and the ...

8/29/2008 3/20/2016

Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

"The Commodore"

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 patriarch of t...

6/25/2007 3/20/2016

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 modern phil...

2/7/2008 3/20/2016