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 Elihu Yale

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Elihu Yale Famous memorial

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
8 Jul 1721 (aged 72)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial
Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales
Memorial ID
7479334 View Source

Namesake and Benefactor of Yale University. Elihu Yale was a British-American merchant and philanthropist. He served as President of the East India Company settlement in Fort St. George, at Madras. He is best remembered as the primary benefactor of Yale College, which was named in his honor.

Namesake and Benefactor of Yale University. Elihu Yale was a British-American merchant and philanthropist. He served as President of the East India Company settlement in Fort St. George, at Madras. He is best remembered as the primary benefactor of Yale College, which was named in his honor.

Bio by: Larry Cañonga


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Born in America, in Europe bred
In Africa travell'd and in Asia wed
Where long he liv'd and thriv'd; In London dead
Much good, some ill, he did; so hope all's even
And that his soul thro' mercy's gone to Heaven
You that survive and read this tale, take care
For this most certain exit to prepare
Where blest in peace, the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the silent dust.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: dochog
  • Added: 23 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7479334
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7479334/elihu-yale: accessed ), memorial page for Elihu Yale (5 Apr 1649–8 Jul 1721), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7479334, citing Saint Giles Church, Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales; Maintained by Find a Grave .