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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

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Rhode Island-born artwork collector and patron who all played a significant function in the establishment of New York’s Museum of Contemporary Artwork (MOMA). She was raised in Providence, Rhode Isle as the little girl of the senator (Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich) as well as the sister of another congressman (Richard Steere Aldrich). After graduating in 1893 from Miss Abbott’s College for TEENAGERS, she continued an extensive Western european travel tour. She joined up with the rich Rockefeller family members through her 1901 relationship to financier John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The few elevated five sons and one little girl. Her father-in-law, John D. Rockefeller, was the co-founder of the typical Oil company.

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Date Of Birth October 26, 1874
Place Of Birth Rhode Island
Profession Housewife, Socialite
Nationality American
Spouse John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Children David Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller III, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, Winthrop Rockefeller, Laurance Rockefeller
Parents Nelson W. Aldrich, Truman Chapman
Siblings Winthrop W. Aldrich
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Upon his death, his remains were interred at Rockefeller Family Cemetery in Sleepy Follow, Westchester County, New York.
2Children: Laurance, Laura, Lucy and Marion.
3Donated 50,000 acres of private property on the island of St.John in the U.S. that he turned over to the National Park Service as Virgin Islands National Park.Brother of former New York governor and Vice President of the United States, Nelson Rockefeller
4Uncle of David Rockefeller Jr. and Jay Rockefeller.
5Son of John D. Rockefeller Jr.. Grandson of John D. Rockefeller. Brother of John D. Rockefeller III, David Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, and Winthrop Rockefeller.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The World Within: C.G. Jung in His Own Words1990Documentary contributor

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Thanks

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Great Performances1983TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

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