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  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abra Prentice Wilkin (born 1942) is an American philanthropist. She is the daughter of John Rockefeller Prentice (1902–1972) and his wife, Abbie Cantrill Prentice. Wilkin is a great-granddaughter of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937).

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  2. Alta Rockefeller Prentice - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alta Rockefeller Prentice (April 12, 1871 – June 21, 1962) was an American philanthropist and socialite, daughter of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

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      On January 17, 1901, Alta was married to Colonel Ezra...

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    The family was heavily involved in many real estate construction projects in the U.S. during the 20th century. Chief among them: 1. Rockefeller Center, a multi-building complex built at the start of the Depression in Midtown Manhattan, financed solely by the family 2. International House of New York, New York City, 1924 (Junior) {Involvement: John D. 3rd, Abby Aldrich, David & Peggy, David Jr., Abby O'Neill} 3. Wren Building, College of William and Mary's, Virginia, from 1927 (Renovation funded by Junior) 4. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1927 onwards (Junior, Abby Aldrich, John D. 3rd and Winthrop), historical restoration 5. Museum of Modern Art, New York City, from 1929 (Abby Aldrich, Junior, Blanchette, Nelson, David, David Jr., Sharon Percy Rockefeller) 6. Riverside Church, New York City, 1930 (Junior) 7. The Cloisters, New York City, from 1934 (Junior) 8. The Interchurch Center, New York City, 1948 (Junior) 9. Asia Society(Asia House), New York City, 1956 (John D. 3rd) 1...

    Beginning with Rockefeller Senior, the family has been a major force in land conservation. Over the generations, it has created more than 20 national parks and open spaces, including the Cloisters, Acadia National Park, Forest Hill Park, the Nature Conservancy, the Rockefeller Forest in California's Humboldt Redwoods State Park (the largest stand of old-growth redwoods), and Grand Teton National Park, among many others. Rockefeller Jr, and his son Laurance (and his son Larry) were particularly prominent in this area. The National Audubon Society honored the family for its conservation efforts in November, 2005. Over 30 family members attended the event. At the event, the society's president, John Flicker, said: "Cumulatively, no other family in America has made the contribution to conservation that the Rockefeller family has made".

    The family has been awarded the annual UNA-USA’s Global Leadership Award, along with other recipients over time, including Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. Members of the Rockefeller family into the fourth generation (especially the prominent banker and statesman David Rockefeller, who is the present family patriarch) have been heavily involved in international politics, and have donated money, established or been involved in the following major international institutions: 1. The Council on Foreign Relations- David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. 3rd, John D. IV (Jay), Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 2. The Trilateral Commission- David, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 3. The Bilderberg Group- David, John D. IV. 4. The Asia Society- John D. 3rd, John D. IV, Charles, David. 5. The Population Council- John D. 3rd. 6. The Council of the Americas- David. 7. The Group of Thirty- The Rockefeller Foundation. 8. The World Economic Forum- David. 9. The Brookings Ins...

    The Rockefeller Archive Center, an independent foundation that was until 2008 a part of Rockefeller University, is a vast three-story underground bunker built below the Martha Baird Rockefeller Hillcrest mansion on the family estate at Pocantico (see Kykuit). Along forty-foot-long walls of shelves on rails, maintained by ten full-time archivists, is the entire repository of personal and official papers and correspondence of the complete family and its members, along with historical papers of its numerous foundations, as well as other non-family philanthropic institutions. These include: the Commonwealth Fund, Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, and the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. In total, it holds over 70 million pages of documents and contains the collections of forty-two scientific, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations. Only the expurgated records of deceased family members are publicly available to scholars and researchers...

    The combined wealth of the family – their total assets and investments plus the individual wealth of its members – has never been known with any precision. The records of the family archives relating to both the family and individual members' net worth is closed to researchers. From the outset, and even today, the family wealth has been under the complete control of the male members of the family, through the family office. Despite strong-willed wives who had influence over their husbands' decisions – such as the pivotal female figure Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of Junior – in all cases they received allowances only and were never given even partial responsibility for the family fortune. Much of the wealth has been locked up in the notable family trust of 1934 (which holds the bulk of the fortune and matures on the death of the fourth generation), and the trust of 1952, both administered by the Chase Manhattan Bank. These trusts have consisted of shares in the successor companies...

    Over the generations the family members have resided in some notable historic homes. A total of 81 Rockefeller homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.Not including all homes owned by the five brothers, some of the more prominent of these are: 1. Kykuit- The landmark six-story home on the vast Westchester County family estate, home to four generations of the family; 2. Bassett Hall- The house at Colonial Williamsburg bought by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was the favorite residence of both Junior and Abby and is now a house museum at the family-restored Colonial Revival town; 3. The Eyrie - A sprawling 100-room summer holiday home on Mount Desert Island in Maine, demolished by family members in 1962; 4. Forest Hill- The family's country estate and summer home in Cleveland for four decades. Built and occupied by Senior, it burned down in 1917; 5. Golf House at Lakewood, New Jersey - The former three-story clubhouse for the elite Ocean County Hunt and Country...

    A trademark of the dynasty over its 140-plus years has been the remarkable unity it has maintained, despite major divisions that developed in the late 1970s, and unlike other rich families such as the DuPonts and the Mellons. A primary reason has been the lifelong efforts of "Junior" to not only cleanse the name from the opprobrium stemming from the ruthless practices of Standard Oil, but his tireless efforts to forge family unity even as he allowed his five sons to operate independently. This was partly achieved by regular brothers and family meetings, but it was also because of the high value placed on family unity by first Nelson and John 3rd, and later especially with David. Regarding achievements, in 1972, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation, which has had a long association with the family and its institutions, released a public statement on the influence of the family on not just philanthropy but encompassing a...

    The members of the Rockefeller family are noted for their philanthropy; a Rockefeller Archive Centerstudy in 2004 documents an incomplete list of 72 major institutions that the family has created and/or endowed up to the present day. Historically, the major focus of their benefactions have been in the educational, health and conservation areas. Family leaders in both philanthropy and business have included John D. Sr., John D. Jr. ("Junior"), John D. III, Laurance Rockefeller and David Rockefeller, who is the family's current patriarch. Several family members have held high public office, including Vice President of the United States (Nelson Rockefeller), United States Senator (Jay Rockefeller), state governor (Nelson, Jay, and Winthrop Rockefeller), and lieutenant governor (Winthrop Paul Rockefeller). Another noted family member was Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller, an anthropologist who came to media attention after he was presumed killed in New Guineain 1961. The co...

    Ancestors

    1. Goddard Rockenfeller (1590–1684) (m.1622) Magdalena (1592–1656) 1.1. Johannes Rockenfeller (1634–1684) (m.1678) Elizabeth Margaretha Remagen (1634) 1.1.1. Johann Peter Rockefeller (1681, Prussia–1763, Rocktown, NJ) (Arrived in America 1708) 1.1.1.1. Peter Rockefeller (1711–1787) (m.1740) Mary Bellis (1723–1772) (Had nine children in all) 1.1.1.1.1. Godfrey Rockefeller (1745–1818) 1.1.1.1.2. Margaret Rockefeller (1750–1797) (m.late 18th century) George Trumbo (1750–1830) 1.1.1.1.3. William...

    Descendants of John Davison Rockefeller

    To the sixth-generation, with 21 still living in the fourth (the Cousins). The total number of blood relative descendants as of 2006 is about 150. 1. Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller Strong (1866–1906) (m.1889) Charles Augustus Strong (1862–1940) 1.1. Margaret Strong(1897–1985) (m.1st.1927) George de Cuevas (1885–1961); (m.2nd.1977) Raimundo de Larrain 2. Alice Rockefeller(1869–1870) 3. Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962) (m.1901) Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863–1955) 3.1. John Rockefeller Prent...

    Descendants of William Rockefeller

    An article in the New York Timesin 1937 stated that William Rockefeller had, at that time, exactly 28 great-grandchildren. 1. Lewis Edward Rockefeller (1865–1866) 2. Emma Rockefeller McAlpin (1868–1934) 3. William Goodsell Rockefeller (1870–1922) 3.1. William Avery Rockefeller (1896–1973) 3.1.1. William Rockefeller 3.1.2. Frederick Lincoln Rockefeller 3.1.3. Elsie Rockefeller 3.2. Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller (1899–1983) 3.2.1. Godfrey A. Rockefeller(1924–2010) 3.2.2. Marion Rockefeller 3.2.3...

    Abels, Jules. The Rockefeller Billions: The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965.
    Aldrich, Nelson W. Jr. Old Money: The Mythology of America's Upper Class. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
    Boorstin, Daniel J. The Americans: The Democratic Experience. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.
  6. Prentice - Wikipedia

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    Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962), American activist Andrew Prentice (21st century), Australian mathematician Beatrice Prentice (20th century), American stage actress

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    Lewis Edward Rockefeller • Emma Rockefeller McAlpin • William Goodsell Rockefeller • John Davison Rockefeller • Percy Avery Rockefeller • Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. Elizabeth Rockefeller Strong (1866–1906) Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962) John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (1874–1960) ----.

  8. Abra Prentice Wilkin - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abra Prentice Wilkin (born 1942) is an American philanthropist. She is the daughter of John Rockefeller Prentice (1902–1972) and his wife, Abbie Cantrill Prentice. Wilkin is a great-granddaughter of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937).

  9. Alta Rockefeller Prentice's Timeline. 1871. April 12, 1871. Birth of Alta Rockefeller Prentice. 1962. June 21, 1962. Age 91. Death of Alta Rockefeller Prentice.

  10. Rockefeller family - ACSA

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    The name is an Americanized version of the German Rokkenfelder or Rockenfeller, meaning from Rockenfeld. This indicates the latter origins of the family, which can be traced back to the villages of Ehlscheid, Segendorf and Fahr, (all suburbanised to Neuwied). These are neighbored to the small settlement of Rockenfeld - part of Neuwied's quarter Feldkirchen. In Germany, the version Rockenfelleris known as a family name. However, it is sometimes stated that the Rockefeller surname originated from the Roquefeuille, from the region of Limousin, France. If true, that may explain why they were located in the Midwest, where most of the French immigrants settled. This New France, which consisted of 15 states north of Louisiana, was home to more than 150,000 Frenchmen and women in 1803 when Louisiana was sold to the USA. In France, the version Roquefeuille is also known as a family name. Back in the 16th century, French nobles were Protestant and fled the absolutist Catholic regime to go to...

    The members of the Rockefeller family are noted for their philanthropy; a Rockefeller Archive Center study in 2004 documents an incomplete list of 72 major institutions that the family has created and/or endowed up to the present day. Historically, the major focus of their benefactions have been in the educational, health and conservation areas. However, through its principal philanthropic organisation, the Rockefeller Foundation (established in 1913), and more recently the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1940) and the Rockefeller Family Fund(1967), this focus extends outwards to encompass every major facet of American society. Family leaders in both philanthropy and business have included John D. Sr., John D. Jr. ("Junior"), John D. 3rd, Laurance Rockefeller and David Rockefeller, who is the family's current patriarch. Several family members have held high public office, including Vice President of the United States (Nelson Rockefeller), United States Senator (Jay Rockefeller), state Go...

    Often credited with an "edifice complex", members of the family have been heavily involved in myriad real estate construction projects in the US over the span of the twentieth century. Chief among them: 1. The International House of New York- New York, 1924 (Junior) {Involvement: John D. 3rd, Abby Aldrich, David & Peggy, David Jr., Abby O'Neill}; 2. The College of William and Mary's Wren Building- Virginia, from 1927 (Renovation funded by Junior); 3. Colonial Williamsburg- Virginia, from 1927 onwards (Junior, Abby Aldrich, John D. 3rd), historical restoration; 4. The Museum of Modern Art- New York, from 1929 (Abby Aldrich, Junior, Blanchette, Nelson, David, David Jr., Sharon Percy Rockefeller); 5. The Riverside Church- New York, 1930 (Junior); 6. The Cloisters- New York, from 1934 (Junior); 7. The Interchurch Center- New York, 1948 (Junior); 8. The Asia Society(Asia House) - New York, 1956 (John D. 3rd); 9. One Chase Manhattan Plaza- New York, 1961 (David); 10. The Nelson A. Rockefe...

    Beginning with Rockefeller Senior, the family has been a major force in land conservation. Over the generations, it has created more than 20 national parks and open spaces, including the Cloisters, Acadia National Park, Forest Hill Park, the Nature Conservancy, and Grand Teton National Park, amongst many others. Rockefeller Jr, and his son Laurance (and his son Larry) were particularly prominent in this area. Most of these efforts were accomplished without public fanfare. The family was honored for its conservation efforts in November, 2005, by the National Audubon Society, one of America's largest and oldest conservation organizations, at which over 30 family members attended. At the event, the society's president, John Flicker, notably stated: "Cumulatively, no other family in America has made the contribution to conservation that the Rockefeller family has made".

    The family has been awarded the annual UNA-USA’s Global Leadership Award, along with other recipients over time, including Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. Members of the Rockefeller family into the fourth generation (especially the prominent banker and statesman David Rockefeller, who is the present family patriarch) have been heavily involved in international politics, and have donated money, established or been involved in the following major international institutions: 1. The Council on Foreign Relations- David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. 3rd, John D. IV (Jay), Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 2. The Trilateral Commission- David, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 3. The Bilderberg Group- David, John D. IV. 4. The Asia Society- John D. 3rd, John D. IV, Charles, David. 5. The Population Council- John D. 3rd. 6. The Council of the Americas- David. 7. The Group of Thirty- The Rockefeller Foundation. 8. The World Economic Forum- David. 9. The Brookings Ins...

    The Rockefeller Archive Center, a division of Rockefeller University, is a vast three-story underground bunker built below the Martha Baird Rockefeller Hillcrest mansion on the family estate at Pocantico (see Kykuit). Along forty-foot-long walls of shelves on rails, patrolled by ten full-time archivists, is the entire repository of personal and official papers and correspondence of the complete family and its members, along with historical papers of its numerous foundations, as well as other non-family philanthropic institutions. These include: the Commonwealth Fund, Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, and the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. In total, it holds over 70 million pages of documents and contains the collections of forty-two scientific, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations. Only the expurgated records of deceased family members are publicly available to scholars and researchers; all records pertaining to living members...

    The combined wealth of the family - its total assets and investments plus the individual wealth of its members - has never been known with any precision. In 1992, family members estimated it to be between US$5 billion to $10 billion. The records of the family archives relating to both the family and individual members' net worth is closed to researchers. From the outset, and even today, the family wealth has been under the complete control of the male members of the dynasty, through the family office. Despite strong-willed wives who had influence over their husbands' decisions - such as the pivotal female figure Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of Junior - in all cases they received allowances only and were never given even partial responsibility for the family fortune. Much of the wealth has been locked up in the notable family trust of 1934 (which holds the bulk of the fortune and matures on the death of the fourth generation), and the trust of 1952, both administered by the Chase M...

    Over the generations the family members have resided in some notable historic homes. A total of 81 Rockefeller homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.Some of the more prominent of these are: 1. Kykuit- The landmark mansion on the vast Westchester County family estate, home to four generations of the family; 2. Bassett Hall- The house at Colonial Williamsburg bought by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was favorite residence of both Junior and Abby and is now a house museum at the family-restored Colonial Revival town; 3. The Eyrie- A sprawling 100-room summer holiday mansion on Mount Desert Island in Maine, subsequently demolished by family members in the 1950s; 4. Forest Hill- The family's country estate and summer home in Cleveland for four decades. Built by Senior, it burned down in 1917; 5. 740 Park Avenue - The famed 40-room triplex apartment owned by Junior in the elite apartment building; 6. 10 West Fifty-fourth Street - A 9-story mansion, the former res...

    A trademark of the dynasty over its 140-plus years has been the remarkable unity it has maintained, despite major divisions that developed in the late 1970s, and unlike other wealthy families such as the DuPonts and the Mellons. A primary reason has been the lifelong efforts of "Junior" to not only cleanse the name from the opprobrium stemming from the ruthless practices of Standard Oil, but his tireless efforts to forge family unity even as he allowed his five sons to operate independently. This was partly achieved by regular brothers and family meetings, but it was also because of the high value placed on family unity by first Nelson and John 3rd, and later especially with David. As for achievements, in 1972, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation, which has had a long association with the family and its institutions, released a public statement on the influence of the family on not just philanthropy but encompassing a...

    Ancestors

    1. 1.1. Johann Peter Rockefeller (1682, Prussia –1763, RockTown, NJ) (Arrived in America ca.1723) 1.1.1. (Grandson) William Rockefeller, (m.1700s) Christina Rockefeller (Distant relative) 1.1.1.1. Margaret Rockefeller (1750–1797) (m.late 1700s) George Trumbo (1750–1830) 1.1.1.2. Godfrey Rockefeller (1745–1818) 1.1.1.2.1. Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller (1784–1857) (m.1806) Lucy Avery (Had ten children in all) 1.1.1.2.1.1. William Avery Rockefeller (1810–1906) (m.1837) Eliza Davison (1813–1889) 1.1....

    Descendants of John Davison Rockefeller

    To the sixth-generation, with 21 still living in the fourth (the Cousins). The total number of blood relative descendants as of 2006 is about 150. 1. Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller Strong (1866–1906) (m.1889) Charles Augustus Strong (1862–1940) 1.1. Margaret Strong(1897–1985) (m.1st.1927) George de Cuevas (1885–1961); (m.2nd.1977) Raimundo de Larrain 2. Alice Rockefeller(1869–1870) 3. Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962) (m.1901) Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863–1955) 3.1. John Rockefeller Prent...

    Descendants of William Rockefeller

    An article in the New York Timesin 1937 stated that William Rockefeller had, at that time, exactly 28 great-grandchildren. 1. Lewis Edward Rockefeller (1865–1866) 2. Emma Rockefeller McAlpin (1868–1934) 3. William Goodsell Rockefeller (1870–1922) 3.1. William Avery Rockefeller(1896–1973) 3.2. Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller (1899–1983) 3.3. James Stillman Rockefeller (1902–2004) 3.3.1. James Stillman Rockefeller, Jr. (born 1926) 3.3.1.1. Liv Merlin Rockefeller Hessler (1957) 3.3.1.2. Ola Stillma...

  11. Col Ezra Parmalee Prentice (1863-1955) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Alta and Ezra had three children: John Rockefeller Prentice (1902–1972), Madeline Prentice Gilbert born on 29th November, 1907, and Spelman Prentice (1911–2000). In 1910, Alta and Ezra bought 1,400 acres (5.7 km²) of land near Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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