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  1. The Life of Mary Adeline. When Mary Adeline Prentice was born on 29 November 1907, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Colonel Ezra Parmalee Prentice, was 44 and her mother, Alta Rockefeller, was 36. She married Benjamin Davis Gilbert on 16 October 1937, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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  2. Born in 29 Nov 1907 and died in 7 Jul 1981 , Mary Adeline Prentice Gilbert

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  3. Mar 01, 2016 · Their aggregate net worth was $6.48 trillion, $570 billion less than last year. It was also the first time since 2010 that the average net worth of a billionaire dropped – it is now $3.6 billion ...

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  4. Oct 17, 2017 · Forbes 400, 2017. Jamel Toppin. Because ... The Forbes 400 net worth cut off this year was a record-high $2 billion. ... The Hunts tried and failed in 2016 to take over Texas power giant Oncor ...

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  5. 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. ↑ Entered by Michael Gabbard, Dec ...

  6. Wife: Mary Adeline PRENTICE Born: 29 Nov 1908: at: New York, New York Died: at: Father: Ezra Parmalee PRENTICE

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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 restoration Colonial 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...

    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...


    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...

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