John Rockefeller Sr

John Davison Rockefeller Sr (1839 - 1937)

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr
Born in Richford, New Yorkmap
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Died in The Casements, Ormond Beach, FLmap
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Categories: This Day In History July 08 | This Day in History May 23 | Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio | American Notables.

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Quote: "A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship." - John D. Rockefeller Sr. This quote showed how serious he was about business.

Personality: John D. Rockefeller Sr. was known for being a very serious man, but around personal friends and family, they knew him as being a funny guy with a great sense of humor. Rockefeller knew that in his line of work all serious and playful acts have positive and negative reactions. And he knew how to handle all of this very well.

Influence: One of the main influences in his life came from a Baptist Preacher. When he was a little boy the preacher gave him advice. The advice was to make as much money as possible. Then give away as much money as possible. This lead to Rockefeller's career as a philanthropist.

Philanthropy: Business was a big part of Rockefeller's life. But as big as that was, Philanthropy was still as important to him if not more important. From the start, he gave 10% of his paycheck to his church. Later in his life he gave 80 million dollars to the University of Chicago. After he gave possibly his biggest donation of 250 million dollars to his own foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation. In total it is said that he had given away over 550 million dollars in his life.


John was born in 1839. He is the son of William Rockefeller and Eliza Davison. He passed away in 1937. Burial, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States of America, Lake View Cemetery [1]


  1. Familysearch, Find a Grave Index, John Davison Rockefeller, 1937; citing record ID 886

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