Percy Rockefeller

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Person.png Percy Rockefeller  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Percy Avery Rockefeller.jpg
BornFebruary 27, 1878
DiedSeptember 25, 1934 (Age 56)
Alma materYale University
Parents • William Avery Rockefeller Jr.
• Almira Geraldine Goodsell
Children • Isabel Stillman Rockefeller
• Avery Rockefeller
• Winifred Rockefeller
• Faith Rockefeller
• Gladys Rockefeller
SpouseIsabel Goodrich Stillman
Member ofRockefeller family, Skull and Bones
Rockefeller family member who sat on numerous boards. Skull and Bones.

Percy Avery Rockefeller was a board director who founded and was vice president of Owenoke Corporation. He is the son of American Businessman William Avery Rockefeller Jr. and the nephew of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.[1]

Early life

Percy was the youngest son of William Avery Rockefeller Jr. and Almira Geraldine Goodsell.[2] His father was a Standard Oil co-founder along with his uncle John D. Rockefeller. He attended Yale University from 1897 to 1900,[2] where he was a member of Skull and Bones.[1] Rockefeller was manager of the 1899 Yale Bulldogs football team and received a varsity letter for his efforts.[3]

Board memberships

He was a board director of Air Reduction Company, American International Corporation, Atlantic Fruit Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bowman Biltmore Hotels Company, Cuba Company, Chile Copper Company, Consolidated Gas Company, Greenwich Trust Company, W. A. Harriman & Co. & Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, Mesabi Iron Company, National City Bank of New York, National City Company, New York Edison Company, North American Reassurance Company, National Surety Company, Provident Loan Society, Remington Arms, United Electric Light & Power Company, and Western Union.

Personal life

On April 23, 1901, Percy married Isabel Goodrich Stillman (died 1935).[4] She was the younger daughter of First National City Bank president James Jewett Stillman (now known as Citibank) and Sarah Elizabeth Rumrill.[5] Together, they had:

  1. Isabel Stillman Rockefeller (1902–1980). She was a bride's maid at the wedding of Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895—1972) and Dorothy Wear Walker (1901–1992).
  2. Avery Rockefeller (1903–1986)
  3. Winifred Rockefeller (1904–1951) [6]
  4. Faith Rockefeller (1909–1960)
  5. Gladys Rockefeller (1910–1988)

He died on September 25, 1934.[2]

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