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 Samuel Andrews

Samuel Andrews

Birth
Oaksey, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 15 Apr 1904 (aged 68)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 9, Lot 11
Memorial ID 22524 · View Source
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Oil Magnate. He arrived in Cleveland from England in 1857, and later moved to New York. His chemistry abilities helped him to build Standard Oil Co. With a capital of $4000, he, John D. Rockefeller and M.B. Clark became partners. His main work with Standard was in the refinery. He created the uses for the by products of oil which includes gasoline. In later years there was a falling out between Rockefeller and Andrews, and in 1874 Andrews sold his interest in the company to Rockefeller for $1 million. He used his fortune to build one of Cleveland's largest mansions (1885), nicknamed "Andrews' Folly" because of its poor design and costly maintenance. He abandoned the property in 1898 and died in a hotel suite in Atlantic City.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Andrews (10 Feb 1836–15 Apr 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22524, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .