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    Mary Adeline Prentice Gilbert (November 29, 1907 - 1981) was the second child of Ezra Parmalee Prentice (1863-1955) and his wife Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871-1962). John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), the co-founder of Standard Oil is her maternal grandfather. She married Benjamin Davis Gilbert on October 16, 1937 at a community named Williamsport.

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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.
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    The Rockefeller family originated in the Rhineland region in Germany and can be traced to the town Neuwied in the early 17th century. The American family branch is descended from Johann Peter Rockefeller, who migrated from the Rhineland to Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania around 1723. In the US, he became a plantation owner and landholder in Somerville, and Amwell, New Jersey. One of the first members of the Rockefeller family in New York was businessman William A. Rockefeller Sr., who was born to a Protestant family in Granger, New York. He had six children with his first wife Eliza Davison, a daughter of a Scots-Irish farmer, the most prominent of which were oil tycoons John D. Rockefeller and William A. Rockefeller Jr., the co-founders of Standard Oil. John D. Rockefeller (known as "Senior", as opposed to his son John D. Rockefeller Jr., known as "Junior") was a devout Northern Baptist, and he supported many church-based institutions.

    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, 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 John D. Rockefeller Jr.—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 of sh...

    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. The construction of Rockefeller Centerwas financed solely by the family 2. International House of New York, New York City, 1924 (John Jr.) {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 restorationColonial Williamsburg 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. Rockefeller Apartments, New York City, 1936 (John J...

    Over the generations, the family members have resided in some notable historic homes. A total of 81 Rockefeller residences are on the National Register of Historic Places.Not including all homes owned by the five brothers, some of the more prominent of these residences are: 1. One Beekman Place- The residence of Laurance in New York City. 2. 10 West 54th 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. 13 West 54th Street - A four-story townhouse used by Junior and Abby between 1901and 1913. 4. 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. 5. Bassett Hall - The house at Colonial Williamsburgbought by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was the favour...

    Prominent banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller Sr. was the family patriarch until his death in 2017. In 1960, when his brother Nelson Rockefeller was governor of New York, David Sr. successfully pressed for a repeal of a New York state law that restricted Chase Manhattan Bank from operating outside the city. David Sr. was twice offered the post of Treasury secretary by President Richard M. Nixon, but declined on both occasions. In 1979, he used his high-level contacts to bring Mohammad Reza Shah of Iran, who had been overthrown in the Iranian Revolution and was in poor health, for medical treatment in the United States. In 1998, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton for his work on International Executive Service Corps.

    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 Oilbut 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 encompassing...

    Ancestors

    1. Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller (1783–1857) (m. 1806) Lucy Avery (1786–1867) (ten children) 1.1. William Avery Rockefeller Sr. (1810–1906) (m. 1837) Eliza Davison (1813–1889) (eight children) 1.1.1. Lucy Rockefeller (1838–1878) (m. 1856) Pierson D. Briggs 1.1.2. Clorinda Rockefeller (c. 1838–?, died young) (daughter from Nancy Brown) 1.1.3. John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (1839–1937) (m. 1864) Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman(1839–1915) 1.1.4. Cornelia Rockefeller (c. 1840–?) (daughter from Nancy Br...

    Descendants of John Davison Rockefeller Sr.

    The total number of blood relative descendants as of 2006 was about 150.[citation needed] 1. Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller (1866–1906) (m.1889) Charles Augustus Strong (1862–1940) 1.1. Margaret Rockefeller 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 (1871–1962) (m.1901) Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863–1955) 3.1. John Rockefeller Prentice (1902–1972) (m.1941) Abra Cantrill (1912–1972) 3.1.1. A...

    Descendants of William Avery Rockefeller Jr.

    An article in the New York Timesin 1937 stated that William Rockefeller had, at that time, 28 great-grandchildren. 1. Lewis Edward Rockefeller (1865–1866) 2. Emma Rockefeller McAlpin (1868–1934) 3. William Goodsell Rockefeller (1870–1922) (five children) 3.1. William Avery Rockefeller III (1896–1973) (three children) 3.1.1. Elsie Rockefeller m. William Proxmire 3.2. Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller (1899–1983) (seven children) 3.2.1. Godfrey Anderson Rockefeller(1924–2010) 3.3. James Stillman Roc...

  3. Mary Adeline Prentice (1907–1981), a 1934 Vassar College graduate who married Benjamin Davis Gilbert (1907–1992). [7] Spelman Prentice (1911–2000), founder of the Prenalta Corporation which ran oil and gas operations.

  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.

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