Percy Avery Rockefeller: American businessman (1878 - 1934) | Biography
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Percy Avery Rockefeller
American businessman

Percy Avery Rockefeller

Percy Avery Rockefeller
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Intro American businessman
Was Businessperson Business executive Film director
From United States of America
Field Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 27 February 1878, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 25 September 1934, New York City, New York, U.S.A. (aged 56 years)
Father: William Rockefeller
Children: Isabel Rockefeller LincolnAvery Rockefeller
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Percy Avery Rockefeller (February 27, 1878 — September 25, 1934) was a board director who founded and was vice president of Owenoke Corporation.

Early life

Percy was the youngest son of William Avery Rockefeller Jr. and Almira Geraldine Goodsell. He attended Yale University from 1897 to 1900, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Rockefeller was manager of the 1899 Yale Bulldogs football team and earned a varsity letter for his efforts.

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). She was the younger daughter of First National City Bank president James Jewett Stillman (now known as Citibank) and Sarah Elizabeth Rumrill. 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)
  4. Faith Rockefeller (1909—1960)
  5. Gladys Rockefeller (1910—1988)

He died on September 25, 1934.

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