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Henry Clay Frick
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2015
Working-class people should never forget characters like you, or what predatory capitalism does.
 Added: Jul. 25, 2015
I often wonder if you ever think about that day at homestead.
- United Steel Workers
 Added: Jun. 1, 2015
Henry is my 2nd cousin 5x removed. RIP cousin Henry (if you can)
- Annette Gann
 Added: Feb. 4, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014

- Suzie Nash
 Added: Nov. 16, 2014

- TheMysterian
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014

- Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
Dear Henry I visited your grave today for the first time. Henry please help me to be very successful as you was in life. I hope you heard my prayer I said kneeling over your grave! I think your are a true american icon and your made your fortune honestly and you were a good man. Please watch over me and help me to be a great success. See you in heaven Henry!!! Your Pal,Gary Lee
- Gary Staggers
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.Et lux perpetua luceat ei.Requiescat in pace.
- Juan Aguilar
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014

- Laurie Wilson
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013

- Butterflyy
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
Just like my name, Sir1
- Henrik Frisk
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
You did the best you could with what you had. I admire that. How much money did you leave?All of it!
- molly gilpin
 Added: Nov. 1, 2013
rest in peace
- darlene potts
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

- Annie, NSW, Australia
 Added: Aug. 21, 2013
In the movie,'It's a wonderful life', George Bailey got to see what his hometown would have been like had he not been born. It would be interesting to see what the U.S.A.,and indeed the world would have been, had you not been born! You had your faults, as do we all, but I think you have been vilified far too much. You didn't speak to Carnegie for the last 19 years of you and his lives,and rightly so; it was a transgretion against fair business practice, and friendship, when he tried to hold you to selling you coke far below market value ,to Carnegie steel, and tried to 'twist your arm' ,by threatening to invoke 'the iron clad'agreement! If you were so far out of God's graces as some would say, then why would he send your daughter as an angel to deflect the aim of Alexander Berkman?Which I believe did happen. Berkman had no right to attack you! What happened at Homestead was maybe no ones fault, just an inevitable clash of interests. I know you were frail as a child,and suffered from inflammatory reumatism,which probably limited you as compared to the other children,maybe that was what you tried to make up for as an adult; overcompensation? I hope you are free and happy wherever you are,and with your family that you so loved!
- William Biller
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
Your Grandmother Overholt was a Fox Decendent of Henry Fox and Mary Ruthin Fox who came to this Country because of pursecution of religious beleifs in 1765.. You industrialized their world first in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pa., then the world. The whiskey that your family brewed is a Fox recipe. And it is still being brewwed today. I do not know wheither to love you or to dislike what you did for I am a coal miners wife.. a grandaughter of a Rail Road worker and a great niece to one of your cousins who was killed in a roof fall in a mine that you owned in Westmoreland County. But I do know one thing YOU Sure Changed The World Cousin
- Beverly McFann
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013

 Added: Mar. 30, 2013

- Genealogy Love
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013

- TheMysterian
 Added: Oct. 28, 2012
Jesus will call you in the resurrection to a new paradise earth where everyone can thrive together in peace and happiness. RIP until then.
- Linda Jaine
 Added: Oct. 24, 2012
From Who's Who in the World, 1912Henry Clay Frick: Manufacturer. Son of John W. and Elizabeth (Overholt) Frick. Began life as a clerk for grandfather, a flour merchant and distiller. Married Adelaide Howard, daughter of the late Asa P. Childs, Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 15, 1881.
- JH
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 19, 2011

- Lillie Riney
 Added: Dec. 30, 2010

 Added: Dec. 19, 2009

- purple-lady
 Added: Dec. 2, 2009

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 21, 2009

- karl anglin
 Added: Jun. 26, 2009

- Joel Hurley
 Added: Jul. 28, 2008
You were certainly anti-union, and that is not something I'd brag about. But you were also totally non-hypocritical. In later years you and Carnegie were at odds, and he tried to diddle you out of your fair share of the business. There was a monumental court case, but you beat him. Before he died he tried to paper over what he tried to do, and you told him off properly. I also admire your great art collection - I have visited the Frick Collection in Manhattan many times. Rest in Peace, Mr. Frick
- J. B.
 Added: Mar. 10, 2008
Mr. Frick, your wisdom and philanthropy, along with Mr. Carnegie, continue to positively affect lives. Some, however, do not want to recognize your intelligence, guidance and willingness to take risk. Virtues of a leader. Rest in peace.
- 32nd degree
 Added: Dec. 31, 2007

- Kat
 Added: Dec. 19, 2007
Happy Birthday!
- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 19, 2007
Some additional history on Henry Clay Frick as written by Michael Himick for Knowlege News RE: Lockout_Break the Union!By the 1890s, some unions had won some concessions. In 1889, skilled steelworkers at the Homestead Works outside Pittsburgh signed a 3-year contract that guaranteed relatively good wages and an 8-hour day. Still, steel remained dangerous work. In 1891 alone, some 300 people died in the area's mills, and several thousand more suffered injuries.So, in 1892, unionized workers at Homestead approached the plant's manager, notoriously anti-union industrialist Henry Clay Frick, and asked for a new contract and a raise. Frick proposed a pay cut instead, built a 12-foot fence around the mill, and locked the workers out. The company would no longer recognize the union or bargain with its men. "I will never recognize the union," Frick said. "Never, never!"Andrew Carnegie, king of steel, had acquired Homestead in 1883. Publicly, Carnegie supported "the right of the workingman to combine and to form trades-unions," calling it "no less sacred than the right of the manufacturer to enter into associations and conferences with his fellows." Yet efficiency must have preeminence. He told Frick, "As the vast majority of our employees are Non-Union, the Firm has decided that the minority must give place to the majority." The message to Frick was clear: break the union.Homestead's 3,000 unskilled, non-unionized workers voted to stand with the 800 union men. In response, Frick ordered 300 Pinkerton guards to cross the pickets and take over the plant. The Pinkertons came under cover of darkness. Yet by the time they arrived at dawn, a welcoming committee of nearly 10,000 had turned out to meet them. Gunfire began--and went on for 13 hours. Three Pinkertons and seven workers fell dead. When the Pinkertons finally surrendered, the workers' wives beat them as they marched off.A few days later, 8,500 militiamen took over the town, and Frick brought in replacement workers until the mill ran at full capacity. He blacklisted most of the union men, preventing them from ever working in steel again. Wages at the mill plummeted, and workers put in 12-hour days, six days a week. Carnegie cabled Frick, "Life worth living again. Congratulate all around." In 1899, he wired a friend, "Ashamed to tell you profits these days. Prodigious!"
- David Eastburn
 Added: Sep. 4, 2007

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 19, 2006

- gaby hayes
 Added: Dec. 18, 2006

- gaby hayes
 Added: Nov. 29, 2006

- Wisteria
 Added: Dec. 19, 2005
Remembering you on your birthday. Rest well and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Dec. 19, 2005

made a lot of money but you couldnt take it with you...hope your resting now..
 Added: Dec. 19, 2005
- quebecoise
 Added: Dec. 17, 2005
May God Bless You Eternally
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Dec. 2, 2005

- Elizabeth Reed
 Added: Dec. 19, 2004
Know that you are remembered on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: Dec. 19, 2004
Happy Heavenly Birthday!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Dec. 19, 2004
Remembering you today. God bless & RIP.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Dec. 19, 2004

- Charles Haig
 Added: Dec. 6, 2004
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