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Henry Clay Folger
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1857
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1930

He was president and later chairman of Standard Oil of New York, a collector of Shakespeareana, and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He and his wife had no children.


His ashes lie beside his wife's in a mortuary urn niche in the wood-paneled Tudor Reading Room in the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, behind a bronze tablet on which is engraved, "To the Glory of William Shakespeare and the Greater Glory of God." On either side of the tablet are displayed large oil portraits of Emily and Henry Folger painted in 1927 by the British portraitist, Frank Salisbury. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Clay Folger (1833 - 1914)
  Eliza Jane Clark Folger (____ - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Clara Jordan Folger (1858 - 1936)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Clay Folger (1857 - 1930)
  William B. Folger (1859 - 1927)*
  Lizzie White Folger (1865 - 1881)*
  Edward Pell Folger (1871 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Created by: C
Record added: Nov 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120813638
Henry Clay Folger
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- Mary Alequin
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