Bernard M. Cone

Bernard M. Cone

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 21 May 1956 (aged 81)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
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Memorial ID 38980122 · View Source
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A timeline of the enterprise through Bernard's death in 1956:
1892: Brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone establish the Southern Finishing and Warehouse Company.
1896: Proximity Cotton Mill is built.
1898: Revolution Mill is built.
1905: White Oak Cotton Mill is built.
Dec. 8, 1908: Moses Cone, 51, dies at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Nov. 1913: Proximity Print Works opens in Greensboro to produce printed fabrics.
1917: Ceasar Cone, 58, dies. He is succeeded by brothers Julius and Bernard.
1920: The Cones buy controlling interest in Salisbury Cotton Mills. With a Greensboro population of 20,000, Cone employs 3,000.
1925: Cone plants churn out 207,000 square yards of denim a day, with annual payroll of $3 million.
1928: Granite Mill, in Alamance County, is acquired.
1936: National advertising begins.
1945: All Cone textile enterprises are reorganized under Proximity Manufacturing Co.
1948: Proximity Manufacturing and Revolution Cotton Mills merge to form Cone Mills Corp.
1979: Cone is the largest producer of flannel in the world.
1951: Cone Mills goes public.
1955: Herman Cone dies.

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  • Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
  • Added: 2 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 38980122
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard M. Cone (21 Sep 1874–21 May 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38980122, citing Cone Cemetery, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Robert C. Peurifoy (contributor 46928811) .