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      • Mary Adeline Prentice (1907–1981), a 1934 Vassar College graduate who married Benjamin Davis Gilbert (1907–1992). Spelman Prentice (1911–2000), founder of the Prenalta Corporation which ran oil and gas operations. She founded Alta House (c. 1900), a settlement house in Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio, which is named in her honor.
  1. Born in 29 Nov 1907 and died in 7 Jul 1981 , Mary Adeline Prentice Gilbert

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  2. She married Benjamin Davis Gilbert on 16 October 1937, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1962. She died on 7 July 1981, at the age of 73.

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    • Benjamin Davis Gilbert
  3. Biography . Mary was born in 1907. She is the daughter of Ezra Prentice and Alta Rockefeller. She passed away in 1981. No more info is currently available for Mary Prentice. Can you add to her biography? Sources . Michael Gabbard, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Michael and others.

  4. Mary Adeline Prentice: Birthdate: November 29, 1907: Death: circa 1981 (69-78) Immediate Family: Daughter of Col. Ezra Parmalee Prentice and Alta Prentice Sister of John Rockefeller Prentice and Spelman Prentice Half sister of Spelman Prentice. Managed by: Bulbic Vojislav: Last Updated: December 2, 2016

    • November 29, 1907
    • December 2, 2016
    • circa 1981 (69-78)
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    One of the founding members of the Rockefeller family was businessman William Rockefeller Sr. born in Granger, New York, to a Protestant family. He had six children with his first wife Eliza Davison, the most prominent of which were oil tycoons John Davison Rockefeller and William Rockefeller, co-founders of Standard Oil. Oil baron John D. Rockefeller was a devout Northern Baptist, and he supported many church-based institutions.

    The family was heavily involved in numerous 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 III, Abby Aldrich, David & Peggy, David Jr., Abby O'Neill} 3. Wren Building, College of William and Mary, Virginia, from 1927 (Renovation funded by Junior) 4. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1927 onwards (Junior, Abby Aldrich, John III and Winthrop), historical restoration 5. Museum of Modern Art, New York City, from 1929 (Abby Aldrich, John Jr., Blanchette, Nelson, David, David Jr., Sharon Percy Rockefeller) 6. Riverside Church, New York City, 1930 (John Jr.) 7. The Cloisters, New York City, from 1934 (John Jr.) 8. The Interchurch Center, New York City, 1948 (John Jr.) 9. Asia Society(Asia House), New York City, 1956 (John III) 1...

    Beginning with John Sr., 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. John Jr., and his son Laurance(and his son Laurance Jr. aka Larry) were particularly prominent in this area. 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".

    Members of the Rockefeller family into the fourth generation (especially the prominent banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who was the family patriarch until his death in 2017) have been heavily involved in international politics. David Rockefeller never assumed an official role, nonetheless, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.The rockefeller family patricarchs donated money to, established or been involved in the following major international institutions: 1. The Council on Foreign Relations- David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. III, 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. III, John D. IV, Charles, David. 5. The Population Council- John D. III. 6. The Council of the Americas- David. 7. The Group of Thirty- The Rockefeller Foundation. 8. The World Economic Forum...

    The Rockefeller Archive Center, an independent foundation that was until 2008 a division of Rockefeller University, is a three-level underground archive below the Martha Baird Rockefeller Hillcrest house 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; all re...

    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 are closed to researchers. From the outset, and even today, the family's 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 Chase Bank, the corporate successor to Chase Manhattan Bank. These trusts have consisted o...

    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. One Beekman Place- The residence of Laurance in New York City 2. 10 West Fifty-fourth Street - A nine-story single family home, the former residence of Junior before he shifted to 740 Park Avenue, and the largest residence in New York City at the time, it was the home for the five young brothers. It was later given by Junior to the Museum of Modern Art 3. 740 Park Avenue- Junior and Abby's famed 40-room triplex apartment in the luxury New York City apartment building, which was later sold for a record price; 4. Bassett Hall - The house at Colonial Williamsburgbought 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 to...

    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 Du Ponts 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 III, 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 encompassin...

    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, and David. 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 anthropologistwho came to media attention after he was presumed killed in New Guinea in 1961. The corporate, financial, and personal affairs of the family - numbe...

    Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973)
    Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948–2006)
  5. Colonel and Mrs. E. Parmalee Prentice have sent out invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Adeline Prentice, and Benjamin Davis Gilbert of Clayville, N. Y.

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