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Elizabeth Rockefeller Strong

Born: Aug 23, 1866

Death: Nov 14, 1906

Nationality: United States

Elizabeth Rockefeller Strong

Date of Birth : Aug 23, 1866
Date of Death : Nov 14, 1906

Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller was the eldest child of Standard Oil co-founder John Davison Rockefeller and school teacher Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman. Bessie Rockefeller was a special student at Vassar College 1886—1888; Strong Hall. The school's first dormitory, was named in honor of Bessie in 1893 by her father who contributed $35,000 toward the expense of the construction. On March 22, 1889, she married philosopher and psychologist Charles Augustus Strong and had one daughter, Margaret Rockefeller Strong.


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