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Dr William Avery "Dr. William Levingston" Rockefeller
Birth: Nov. 13, 1810
Grangerville
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: May 11, 1906
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Dr. William Levingston is the pseydonym for William Avery Rockefeller who was the father of John Davidson Rockefeller the richest man in America at the turn of the 20th century.

"Dr. William Levingston" was not a real medical doctor but rather a vendor of proprietary (patent) medicines. He was also a proven bigamist. In fact, that although he did not first get married until the age of 27, by being a bigamist William Avery Rockefeller was able to be married a total of 103 years even though he died at the ripe old age of 96.

He was married to Eliza Davidson for 52 years and to Margaret Allen for 51 years.

Reference: Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. New York: Random House, 1998.

Note: He is buried in the Oak Knoll section of the Oakland Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois.

Further note: He should be listed in the data base a both William Avery Rockefeller and Dr. William Levingston. 
 
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 Parents:
  Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller (1783 - 1857)
  Lucy Avery Rockefeller (1786 - 1867)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret L Allen Levingston (1835 - 1910)*
  Eliza Davison Rockefeller (1813 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Rockefeller Briggs (1838 - 1878)*
  John Davison Rockefeller (1839 - 1937)*
  William Rockefeller (1841 - 1922)*
  Mary Ann Rockefeller Rudd (1843 - 1925)*
  Franklin Rockefeller (1845 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Oak Knoll Section
 
Created by: Cecil Munsey
Record added: Aug 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5034173
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Dr William Avery Dr. William Levingston Rockefeller
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