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 William Colgate

William Colgate

Birth
Hollingbourne, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England
Death 25 Mar 1857 (aged 74)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 49, Lot 2150
Memorial ID 3121 · View Source
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Businessman. He became successful in the manufacture of soap, founding what today has become the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Colgate University in Hamilton, Madison County, New York was re-named in 1890 from Madison University for him and his family after they had been involved with the school for a number of decades.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Jul 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3121
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Colgate (25 Jan 1783–25 Mar 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3121, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .