William Rockefeller (May 31, 1841-June 24, 1922), American financier, was a cofounder of the prominent United States Rockefeller family.
The younger brother of John D. Rockefeller, William was born in Richford, New York. In 1853 his family moved to Strongville, Ohio.
In 1865, he entered the oil business by starting a refinery. In 1867, his brothers company, Rockefeller & Andrews, absorbed this refinery, and in 1870, the company became Standard Oil.
William Rockefeller served as the companys New York representative until 1911 when Standard Oil of New Jersey was dissolved by the United States Supreme Court. He also had interests in copper, railways, and public utilities. Married to Almira Geraldine Goodsell, he built up the National City Bank of New York, and his son William Goodsell Rockefeller and Elsie Stillman, daughter of National City Bank president James Stillman, were the parents of James Stillman Rockefeller.
He died in 1922 in Tarrytown, New York and was interred in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York. [Wikipedia]
1. Lewis Edward ROCKEFELLER, b.2 Mar.1865 Tioga County, New York, d.2 Aug.1866,
2. Emma ROCKEFELLER, b.8 June 1868 Tioga County, New York, m. Hunter D. McALPIN,
3.+William Godsell ROCKEFELLER, b.21 May 1870 New York, NY, d.30 Nov.1922, m. Elise STILLMAN,
4. John Davidson ROCKEFELLER, b.8 Mar.1872 Tioga County, New York, d.10 June 1877.
5.+Percy Avery ROCKEFELLER, b.27 Feb.1878 New York, NY, d.25 Sep.1934,
6.+Ethel Geraldine ROCKEFELLER, b.3 Apr.1882 Tioga County, New York, m. 17 Feb.1906 Marcellus Hartley DODGE,