Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1839/07/08 Born in Richford, New York
1863/06/00 R G Dun and Co reports that produce merchant JD Rockefeller "is not much of a businessman, but had some capital, it is said, advanced by his father, who is reputed well off." JDR had borrowed $1,000 from his father, a conman, at 10 percent interest. Business
1870/06/00 John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil in Ohio, Chairman 1870-1897 Work
1884/00/00 John D Rockefeller buys the Huntington's furnished townhouse to, originally at 4 W 54th St (lost) in Manhattan, NYC. Home Worsham-Rockefeller Master bedroom Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
1890/00/00 Financier Cleveland Arcade Cleveland
1892/00/00 Judson Memorial Church and Judson Hall and Tower are built for $240,578, Stanford White served as primary architect Chief Benefactor Judson Memorial Church, Campanile and Judson Hall New York City
1893/00/00 John D Rockefeller buys land in the area of Mount Pleasant, New York as early as 1893. Owner Kykuit Mount Pleasant, NY
1898/00/00 John D Rockefeller gives $50,000 to Columbia University for the purchase of 20 lots in Morningside Heights. Benefactor Columbia University, Morningside
1906/01/23 Booker T Washington and others including Mark Twain, Joseph H Choate, and Robert Curtis Ogden lecture at Carnegie Hall in honor of Tuskegee Institute's Silver Jubilee. Audience member Carnegie Hall New York City Tuskegee Institute's Silver Jubilee
1914/00/00 YMCA Building is built in the Italianate Architectural style with the assistance of a grant from John D Rockefeller. Today it houses the Counseling Center and the MSU Post Office, and has been designated a Mississippi Landmark. Benefactor Starkville Mississippi
1918/00/00 Winter home 1918-1937 Home The Casements Ormond Beach
1919/00/00 To honor his wife, John D Rockefeller Sr establishes the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, with funds totaling almost $74 million. Benefactor
1925/00/00 Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires the original Cloister and most of its collection Benefactor Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters New York City
1929/10/21 The Edison Institute is dedicated by Herbert Hoover. The attendees include Marie Curie, George Eastman, John D Rockefeller, Will Rogers, and Orville Wright. The dedication is broadcast on radio. Dignitary The Henry Ford Museum Dearborn
1937/05/23 Dies at The Casements, Ormond Beach, Florida Founder The Casements Ormond Beach
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