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Moses Herman Cone
Birth: Jun. 29, 1857
Jonesborough
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1908
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Industrialist, Philanthropist. Known as the "Denim King", he established with his brother Caesar Cone a textile empire in Greensboro, North Carolina that became the largest provider of denim material in the world, outstripping even Levi Strauss and Company. Immigrating from Germany in the 1840s, he was the eldest of thirteen children. Soon after arriving in the United States the name was changed from Kahn to Cone to become more American. He began his textile business with Proximity Mills, the company expanded to become Cone Mills. The Cone Mills Corporation eventually achieved the distinction of world leader in the production of denim. Moses Cone amassed great wealth from his business, and established him as one of the leading industrial barons of the famed "Gilded Age". He then used his wealth for many philanthropic causes. During his lifetime he was a principle provider to the financial exploits of his sisters Etta and Claribel in their amassing one of the greatest collections of modern and impressionist art in the 20th century. He divided his time between his home in Greensboro and his summer retreat, High Top Manor, in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, a property that enclosed more than 3,600 acres. After the death of his wife the estate was given to the Moses H. Cone Hospital, who transferred it to the National Park Service and is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mansion is a parkway center for Southern Arts and Crafts. His will also include as a beneficiary The Moses Cone Hospital System in Greensboro, North Carolina. He assisted in the development of The Watauga Academy, now known as Appalachian State University, a school with more than 17,000 students in the mountain town of Boone, North Carolina. (bio by: Robert C. Peurifoy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Herman Moses Cone (1829 - 1897)
  Helen Guggenheimer Cone (1838 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Lindau Cone (1858 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Moses Herman Cone (1857 - 1908)
  Ceasar Cone (1859 - 1917)*
  Carrie Cone Long (1861 - 1927)*
  Claribel Cone (1864 - 1929)*
  Solomon Napoleon Cone (1868 - 1939)*
  Monroe A Cone (1868 - 1891)*
  Etta Cone (1871 - 1949)*
  Julius Washington Cone (1872 - 1940)*
  Bernard M. Cone (1874 - 1956)*
  Clarence Newton Cone (1876 - 1929)*
  Sydney Moses Cone (1885 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cone Cemetery
Blowing Rock
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jean
Record added: Jun 29, 2008
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Moses Herman Cone
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Moses Herman Cone
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
Moses Herman Cone
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