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Hertz, John Daniel (10 April 1879–08 October 1961), transportation entrepreneur and investment banker, was born in Ruttka, a village in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the north of Budapest (now a part of Slovakia), the son of Jacob Hertz and Katie Schlessinger. The family immigrated to the United States in 1884 and settled in Chicago. The family was poor and parental discipline strict....

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Pope, Albert Augustus (20 May 1843–10 August 1909), manufacturer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Pope, a merchant, and Elizabeth Bogman. Maintaining his New England roots, Pope made Boston and its environs his residence during a lifetime in which his business interests were scattered in numerous northeastern and midwestern states. He attended school in the suburb of Brookline until age fifteen, when family financial misfortune forced his full-time employment, first in the Quincy Market in downtown Boston and then as a clerk in a shoefinding store (supplying shoe manufacturing materials)....