He was born in 1836 in Roxbury, New York. He was a very intellectual and an ambitious man. He used to work at his father’s farm during the day and studied at night. In 1867 Daniel Drew (director of Eri Railroad) added Jim Fisk, dry goods merchant and Gould to the board of directors of Eri Railroads. The team of these three men slowly took over control and Gould became the president.
Shortly after that, Franklin married his childhood sweetheart, Deborah Reed. In the autobiography, called The Autobiography and Short Writings, Ben Franklin mentioned that he and his wife became well-known in their community by owning and operating a print shop, general store, and book store (55). An enterprising man, Franklin bought the Pennsylvania Gazette after having much success in the colonies with his other family-owned businesses. Franklin was in charge of printing the paper and also writing articles (The Electric Ben Franklin 5). Once again, Franklin used different names other than his own when submitting the articles.
Andrew Carnegie, whose life became a rags-to-riches story, was born into modest circumstances on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland, the second of two sons of Will, a handloom weaver, and Margaret, who did sewing work for local shoemakers. In 1848, the Carnegie family (who pronounced their name “carNEgie”) moved to America in search of better economic opportunities and settled in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. Andrew Carnegie, whose formal education ended when he left Scotland, where he had no more than a few years’ schooling, soon found employment as a bobbin boy at a cotton factory, earning $1.20 a week. Ambitious and hard-working, he went on to hold a series of jobs, including messenger in a telegraph
This lead to Susan’s father to open up a school himself for his children. Mary Perkins, Susan’s teacher, was educated and held a position which only men held at the time. Perkins taught the children with poems and school books. At the age of fifteen, Susan ended up teaching at her fathers school in Philadelphia during the summer and taught till the age of thirty. Over time, Susan B. Anthony became one of the most important leaders who became active in standing up for temperance,
Keller, 167-168. [ 20 ]. Ibid., 168. [ 21 ]. C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms (New York, NY: Harcourt Publishing, 1958), 90, Kindle.
His son managed to earn enough money to buy some land in Litchfield and start a farm. Michael Judge Jr. worked the farm and so did his daughter and her husband. My great grandmother sold the farm and moved to Bloomington, Indiana where she became a teacher. My grandfather who, I am named after moved to Warsaw Indiana where he worked on a farm for my Grandmothers brother. My grandmother was born in Warsaw.
Born in Paris, Kentucky to Sydney, a former slave and son of Confederate Col. John H. Morgan and Eliza Reed, also a former slave, Morgan moved at the age of fourteen to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of employment. Most of his teenage years were spent working as a handyman for a wealthy Cincinnati landowner. Like many African Americans of his day, he had to quit school at a young age in order to work. However, the teen-aged Morgan was able to hire his own tutor and continued his studies while living in Cincinnati. In 1895, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked repairing sewing machines for a clothing manufacturer.
Andrew Carnegie not only had a good fortune but good luck. Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland in 1835. When he turned 13 his family later moved to the Pennsylvania, He began his first job at age 13 in a cotton mill. He and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had little formal education.
Allan Pinkerton Biography Enchandrel Malone CJ/250 January 7, 2012 Patrick Coughlin, JD Allan Pinkerton Biography Allan was born August 25, 1819 in Gorbals Glasgow, Scotland to William Pinkerton and Isobel McQueen. (Allan Pinkerton.2002) Allan’s father was a handloom weaver who later worked as a jailer in Glasgow. (Hunt, 2009) When Pinkerton was 10 his father died while on duty. As Allan became older he learned a trade through apprenticeship, where he became a cooper and made barrels for a living. At the age of 23 he became active in the British Chartist Movement.