- Elizabeth Rockefeller Strong
Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller Strong (
August 23, 1866– November 14, 1906) was the eldest child of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller(1839–1937) and his wife Laura Spelman Rockefeller("Cettie") (1839–1915).
Bessie Rockefeller was a special student at
Vassar College1886–1888. 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.
She married in 1889
philosopherand psychologist Charles Augustus Strongand had one daughter, Margaret Rockefeller Strong de Larraín, Marquesa de Cuevas(1897–1985).
*Chernow, Ron. "Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." London: Warner Books, 1998.
John D. Rockefeller
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