Railroads stemmed from early tramways that transported stone, coal and similar mined materials. These early systems were not steam driven, but pulled by animals, usually in combination with gravity. The first steam train in the United States was the "Sourbridge Lion," brought over from England by the Delaware and Hudson Canal and Railroad Company and was in operation in 1829. For a comparison, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. On the island of Jamaica, the Jamaica Railway Company built its first complete railroad in 1843. 

     He had arrived almost penniless. Working hard and learning all facets o f the mercantile business, he was promoted to manager when Dan moved to a larger store in Bellevue, Ohio, the principal hometown of the Harkness family. After a total of five years, he then moved to Bellevue where he bought out a partner in one of the Harkness operations with money he had saved. 

     In Bellevue he courted and married his step-uncle's (Lamon Harkness)  se cond daughter, Mary Harkness, November 9, 1853. Henry and Mary had two daughters, Jennie Louise and Carrie. Carrie died at age three.

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also …

Henry Morrison Flagler was born on January 2, 1830 in Hopewell, New York, to Reverend and Mrs. Isaac Flagler . At the age of 14, after completing the eighth grade ...

29.12.2017  · A Century in the Sun: Henry Flagler and The Making Of Modern Florida - Duration: 2:29. WLRN Public Radio and Television 9,603 views

Henry Flagler had a problem. Sure, he was one of the richest men in the world, a partner of John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil and the developer of the east coast of Florida, from St. Augustine to Palm Beach. But that didn't mean he didn't have problems. And in this case, his problem was his second wife.

Flagler's first wife died in 1881 with her faithful husband and her nurse, Alice Shourds, by her side. Shourds, who was 35, had tried unsuccessfully to be an actress before turning to nursing. But she eventually found an even more lucrative career: second wife of Henry Flagler.

The two were married soon after his first wife's death. But then Alice Shourds Flagler started doing unusual things. For example, she started using coffee cream on her skin, burnt cork on her eyebrows and red dye on her cheeks instead of standard makeup.

     Railroads stemmed from early tramways that transported stone, coal and similar mined materials. These early systems were not steam driven, but pulled by animals, usually in combination with gravity. The first steam train in the United States was the "Sourbridge Lion," brought over from England by the Delaware and Hudson Canal and Railroad Company and was in operation in 1829. For a comparison, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. On the island of Jamaica, the Jamaica Railway Company built its first complete railroad in 1843. 

     He had arrived almost penniless. Working hard and learning all facets o f the mercantile business, he was promoted to manager when Dan moved to a larger store in Bellevue, Ohio, the principal hometown of the Harkness family. After a total of five years, he then moved to Bellevue where he bought out a partner in one of the Harkness operations with money he had saved. 

     In Bellevue he courted and married his step-uncle's (Lamon Harkness)  se cond daughter, Mary Harkness, November 9, 1853. Henry and Mary had two daughters, Jennie Louise and Carrie. Carrie died at age three.

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also …

Henry Morrison Flagler was born on January 2, 1830 in Hopewell, New York, to Reverend and Mrs. Isaac Flagler . At the age of 14, after completing the eighth grade ...

29.12.2017  · A Century in the Sun: Henry Flagler and The Making Of Modern Florida - Duration: 2:29. WLRN Public Radio and Television 9,603 views

     Railroads stemmed from early tramways that transported stone, coal and similar mined materials. These early systems were not steam driven, but pulled by animals, usually in combination with gravity. The first steam train in the United States was the "Sourbridge Lion," brought over from England by the Delaware and Hudson Canal and Railroad Company and was in operation in 1829. For a comparison, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. On the island of Jamaica, the Jamaica Railway Company built its first complete railroad in 1843. 

     He had arrived almost penniless. Working hard and learning all facets o f the mercantile business, he was promoted to manager when Dan moved to a larger store in Bellevue, Ohio, the principal hometown of the Harkness family. After a total of five years, he then moved to Bellevue where he bought out a partner in one of the Harkness operations with money he had saved. 

     In Bellevue he courted and married his step-uncle's (Lamon Harkness)  se cond daughter, Mary Harkness, November 9, 1853. Henry and Mary had two daughters, Jennie Louise and Carrie. Carrie died at age three.

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