John Morgan
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John Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913)

John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan
Born in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 7 Oct 1861 in 5 East 14th Street, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 31 May 1865 [location unknown]
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Died at age 75 in Rome, Italymap
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Biography

John Pierpont Morgan was an American financier and investment banker during the Gilded Age. He was instrumental in forming major corporations such as U.S. Steel, International Harvester, and General Electric and had controlling interests in various businesses, including Aetna, Western Union, Pullman Car Company, and 21 railroads. Adrian Wooldridge characterized Morgan as America's "greatest banker".[1]

Morgan was born on 17 April 1837 in Hartford, Connecticut.[2] He grew up in New York and received an education that focused on math and history, as well as German and French, as his father believed there was great value in those subjects. He later attended high school in Boston, specializing in mathematics. He began working for his father at a young age and attended the University of Gottingen, a German language school.

In October 1861, Morgan married Amelia Sturges in Manhattan, New York.[3] He worked for his father until he was able to take over the family business, leading him to become one of the most influential financiers in the world. He started his own private banking company and bought railroads, becoming one of the world's largest steel distributors.

In 1875, at the age of 38, Morgan was living with his wife Frances and children Louisa, John, Juliet, and Anne in Highland, New York.[4] In 1880, he and his family were living in New York City.[5] In 1910, at the age of 74, he was living with his wife Frances and daughter Anne in Manhattan.[6]

Morgan enjoyed collecting expensive and valuable paintings and gems and was passionate about yacht racing. He was a devout Episcopalian. He died on Monday, March 31, 1913 in Rome, Italy while attending a yacht racing event. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.[7] Upon his death, his artwork collection was donated. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut.[8][9]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "J. P. Morgan," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=J._P._Morgan&oldid=1125408302 (accessed December 12, 2022).
  2. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7QQ-29K : 11 February 2018), John Pierpont Morgan, 17 Apr 1837; citing Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States; FHL microfilm 1,313,828.
  3. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:248M-R83 : 10 February 2018), J. Pierpont Morgan and Amelia Sturges, 17 Oct 1861; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,671,674.
  4. New York State Census, 1875
  5. United States Census, 1880
  6. United States Census, 1910
  7. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7NY-S4N : 9 February 2018), John Pierpont Morgan, 31 Mar 1913; citing Hartford, Connecticut, reference p 242; FHL microfilm 3,340.
  8. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-BR14 : 13 December 2015), John Pierpont Morgan, 1913; Burial, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, Cedar Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 733, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. "Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVSF-N7CT : 17 March 2018), John Pierpont Morgan, 03 Apr 1913; citing Carbon County News, The University of Utah. J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City.




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Funny to see that he’s my 6th cousin as I’m taking a work break from sending documents to… JP Morgan Chase 😆
posted by Katherine Gregory
He married a 6th cousin … and a 7th cousin.

So … of course … the wives were cousins.

And I’m a 7th cousin.

One Big Happy Tree. 😀

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