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Henry Clay Pierce
Birth: Apr. 7, 1849
Saint Lawrence
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1927
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Founder & President of Waters-Pierce Oil Company, Pierce was considered one of the four richest men in the country. Later the company became a subsidy of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Pierce was found guilty of violating anti-trust laws through his relationship with Standard Oil & resulted in the state of Texas bringing its best-known suit against a corporation for violation its anti-trust law. The U.S. Supreme Court supported the decision & Waters-Pierce paid more than $1,700,000 in fines & interest. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Minnie C. Finlay Pierce (1849 - 1899)*
  Georgiana Virginia Russell Prickett Pierce (1865 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Roy Ensworth Pierce (1883 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 52, Lot 1074
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21252
Henry Clay Pierce
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Henry Clay Pierce
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Henry Clay Pierce
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- lisa greenman
 Added: Jun. 19, 2010
Henry Clay Pierce married Minnie C. Finlay 18 May 1869 in St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Pierce died of congestion of lungs in 1899 and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. The widower, Mr. Pierce, married the widow, Georgiana Virginia Russell (Prickett) Burrows/Bu...(Read more)
- Jane Denny
 Added: Jun. 12, 2010

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