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  1. Apr 09, 2010 · John D. Rockefeller: Early Years and Family . John Davison Rockefeller, the son of a traveling salesman, was born on July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York. Industrious even as a boy, the future oil ...

  2. John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Learn more about Standard Oil’s reorganization in the face of antitrust actions and about Rockefeller’s philanthropy.

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › John_Davison_Rockefeller_SrJohn D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

    John D. Rockefeller was born in Richford, New York, then part of the Burned-over district—a New York state area being the site of an evangelical revival known as the Second Great Awakening; it drew masses to various Protestant churches—especially Baptist ones—urging believers to follow such ideals as hard work, prayer and good deeds to ...

  4. Aug 10, 2020 · John D. Rockefeller was the head of the Standard Oil Company and one of the world's richest men. He used his fortune to fund ongoing philanthropic causes.

  5. Jun 02, 2021 · John D. Rockefeller is criticized for donating generously to education, but mistreating the miners working for Standard Oil Company. September 1, 1915 It is revealed that miners are trying to get a criminal prosecution of Rockefeller for the death of more than 40 strikers in the recent coal strikes.

  6. Oct 01, 1988 · Rockefeller’s early life hardly seemed the making of a near billionaire. His father was a peddler who often struggled to make ends meet. His mother stayed at home to raise their six children. They moved around upstate New York—from Richford to Moravia to Oswego—and eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. John D. was the oldest son.

  7. Jul 08, 2014 · On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist. Author: Christopher Klein. 1. His father was a con artist and a ...

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