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Samuel Colgate

  • Birth 22 Mar 1822 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 23 Apr 1897 Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section 41, Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 4005

Businessman. Born in New York City, he was widely known as a soap maker, manufacturer and a philanthropist. He was the son of William Colgate, founder of the Colgate Soap and Perfume Company, in New York. After his Father’s death he was sole manager of the company and renamed the company, Colgate and Company. Prominent in philanthropic work, for more than 30 years he was trustee of Colgate University New York. One of his most noteworthy achievements was the collection of 30,000 volumes of documentary records and reports on the Baptist Church. He died at age 75 in Orange, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4005
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Colgate (22 Mar 1822–23 Apr 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4005, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .