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Rockefeller, Williamlocked

(31 May 1841–24 June 1922)
  • Milton Berman

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Rockefeller, William (31 May 1841–24 June 1922), industrialist and financier, was born in Richford, New York, the son of William Avery Rockefeller, an itinerant dispenser of cure-alls and self-proclaimed “botanic physician,” and Eliza Davison. He grew up in rural New York State until the family moved in 1853 to Cleveland, Ohio, where he and his older brother ...

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