Industrial Revolution Biographies. First Period. Andrew Carnegie. By Matthew Villalobos and Trace Brewer. Background. Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunferminland, Fife, Scotland, UK Died August, 11, 1919 at the age of 83 Cause of Death was Bronchia Pneumonia. INFORMATION.
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Industrial Revolution Biographies
By Matthew Villalobos and Trace Brewer
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902 age 86)
James B .Weaver
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James Baird Weaver
Born on June 12th, 1833 in Dayton ,Ohio.
His parents were Abram and Susan Weaver. They had 13 children and James was the oldest. Abram was a farmer so they family had to move a lot because of the farming.
He was a populist. In 186 he elected into the United States House of Representatives from Iowa’s 6th district.
He ran for president two times.
Once in 1880 for the 1880 presidential election.
Weaver helped find the Populist Party .
In 1892 he was the presidential candidate for
the Populist Party.
He was unsuccessful for both elections.
John D. Rockefeller
he was born July 8, 1839 he lived to May 23, 1937 Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.
Rockefeller as an industrial emperor, 1901 cartoon from Puck magazine
I was early taught to work as well as play, My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play-
I dropped the worry on the way-
And God was good to me everyday.
By: Taylor Burns
John Pierpont Morgan
Mother: Juliet Pierpont Morgan
Father: Junius Spencer Morgan
Wife: Amelia Sturges, who died in 1862.
Wife: Frances Lousia Tracy
Morgan went to Hartford Public School and then went to the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. He toke and passed a exam to get into English High School of Boston. (A school for young men in mathematics.)
Samuel Gompers born in January, 27, 1850. He founded the American Federation of Labor which worked for better working conditions. He was born in a Jewish family in London England.
Samuel Gompers was mostly influential character that worked so people would have an “American Quality” of a living. He had the AFL going very well. He died in December 13, 1924.
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( also known as Jay Gould)
Jay Gould is known as an American financier and a American railroad executive. He owned and controlled the system of New York elevated railways. Jay Gould made a fortune by controlling the price of the stocks . He later became one of the most important businessmen in America. Jay Gould became the 9th richest man in American history.
facts on parents and marriage:
Then in 1888 diagnosed with the tuberculosis that would kill him within four years
The farmhouse built by Jay’s grandfather in 1789. Here Jay Gould was born in 1836. Only the front portion of the home, existed in Jay’s time.
Black Friday In August 1869, Jay Gould began to purchase gold in order to corner the market. Gould hoped that by cornering the market on gold, they could drive up the price of gold, that drives up the price of wheat, causing western farmers to increase their bread stuffs to the east, which would travel on the Erie railroad owned by jay Gould. In order to make this happen, jay Gould contacted President Ulysses S. Grant's brother-in-law, Abel Corbin, and to try to influence the president and his Secretary General Horace Porter. Although Gould's plan worked and gave him great profits, he however lost most of it in the lawsuit, and it cost him his reputation.
Jay Gould was important, because even though he was known as a robber baron, he did build new railway systems, and helped America back then with his deals, and purchases.
Jay Gould left $77 million for his family in 1892, before he died, at age 56.
Born may 27th,1836
Became a finacier and an industrialist
Died on December 2, 1892
Jay Gould’s real name is Jason Gould.
Was the 9th richest man in American history
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Thomas Alva Edison
…Edison got married to Mary Stilwell
on December 25, 1871 and had three
…Mary Edison died on August 9, 1884,
most likely from a brain tumor.
…On February 24, 1886, Edison, at the age
of 39, remarried to Mina Miller and also
had three children. Mina died on August 24,
1947 several years after Edison’s death.
Mina Edison, 1906
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Built and drove race cars early in his career to demonstrate
that his engineering designs
produced reliable vehicle.
THE FORD FAMILY
Edsel and Eleanor's marriage led to the
birth of the Fords' four grandchildren, Henry II (1917),
Benson (1919), Josephine (1923), and William Clay (1925).
The first, Henry Ford II, instantly became a fixture at Fair Lane.
1873: Miller School - Henry attended the school from 1873-74.
Harry Fergusen, Henry Ford, Edsel Ford,
Charles Sorensen, George B. Sherman,
J.L. Williams, and Eber C. Sherman. (Left to right)
William Ford - 1826 - 1905 , Mary (Litogot) Ford - 1839 - 1876
At the age of 83 Henry
Ford died of a cerebral
Hemorrhage and was
Buried in the Ford
Cementery in Detroit.
In Dearborn, Michigan, United States, in what was then known as SpringwellsTownship.
BORN & DIED.
Henry Ford with Model T in Buffalo, NY, 1921
Henry Ford shocked the automotive world 60 years ago by doing the impossible -- mass-producing the V-8 engine. Here he is shown with his
first "production" engine which is now displayed in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI. A brass tag on the first engine reads: "This is V-8 No. 1 motor. Hold for Mr. H. Ford."
At the Henry Ford Museum: The only remaining prototype of R. Buckminster Fuller’s
William Jennings Bryan
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William Jennings Bryan
He was a populist in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. With his faith in the goodness and rightness of the common people he was called “ The Great Commoner.”
He was a member of the U.S House of Representatives. Bryan was in office on March 4,1891 through March 3, 1895. He also made the biggest speech in American political history on July 9, 1896. It was his “ Cross of Gold ” speech.