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  2. Laura Spelman Rockefeller - Wikipedia

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    Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman Rockefeller (September 9, 1839 – March 12, 1915) was an American abolitionist, philanthropist, school teacher, and prominent member of the Rockefeller family. Her husband was Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial were named ...

  3. Laura Spelman Rockefeller | Biography, Philanthropy, & Facts

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    Laura Spelman Rockefeller, née Laura Celestia Spelman, byname Cettie, (born September 9, 1839, Wadsworth, Ohio, U.S.—died March 12, 1915, Pocantico Hills, New York), American educator and philanthropist who was the wife of John D. Rockefeller. Both of Spelman’s parents were active in social causes; her father, a wealthy businessman, was an ...

  4. Laura Celestia Spelman Rockefeller was born on September 9, 1839, in Wadsworth, Ohio, the second of two daughters of Lucy Henry and Harvey Buel Spelman. The Spelmans later moved to Akron and to Cleveland, where Harvey prospered in the dry-goods business. He helped to establish a Congregational Church, was a member of the state legislature, and ...

  5. Laura Spelman Rockefeller, Abolitionist born - African ...

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    *Laura Spelman Rockefeller was born on this date in 1839. She was a white-American abolitionist, philanthropist, and schoolteacher. Laura Celestia Spelman was born in Wadsworth, Ohio to Puritan descendants Harvey Buell Spelman and Lucy Henry, Yankees who had moved to Ohio from Massachusetts.

  6. Spelman History in Brief | Spelman College

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    Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Building dedicated; 1924. Named changed to Spelman College; Campus Mirror starts; 1925. Tapley Hall dedicated; 1927. Lucy Tapley retires; Florence Read appointed president; Sisters Chapel dedicated; Grover-Werden fountain dedicated; Spelman College Glee Club organized

  7. Spelman College | Rockefeller Brothers Fund

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    In the 1970s, the RBF gave an additional $1 million to Spelman’s capital campaign, and recognized the AUC as having “favored nation” status as the Fund’s principal vehicle for supporting African American higher education. Spelman College, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Building, 1950s, exact date unknown.

  8. Laura Rockefeller Chasin - Wikipedia

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    Laura Spelman Rockefeller (October 11, 1936 – November 17, 2015) was an American philanthropist. She was the eldest child of Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (1910–2004) and Mary French (1910–1997), and a fourth generation member of the Rockefeller family .

  9. Laura Spelman Rockefeller Biography – Facts, Childhood ...

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    Laura Spelman Rockefeller was an American educator and philanthropist. She was also the wife of 'Standard Oil' co-founder John D. Rockefeller. Since childhood, she followed her parents' religious values. Spelman was an abolitionist and an active member of the Congregational Church.

  10. Spelman Celebrates the Legacy of Life Trustee Laura ...

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    Spelman Celebrates the Legacy of Life Trustee Laura Rockefeller Chasin November 2015 A Life Well Lived (1936 - 2015) The Board of Trustees of Spelman College and President Mary Schmidt Campbell mourn the passing of Laura Rockefeller Chasin, a long-time friend and life trustee of the College.

  11. Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial | Encyclopedia.com

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    The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial was founded October 18, 1918 by John D. Rockefeller Sr., in memory of his deceased wife, and was terminated as a legal entity on January 3, 1929. The Memorial's mandate was the promotion of the welfare of women and children worldwide. In the 1920s the foundation was one of the major American supporters of ...