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Henry Morrison Flagler
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Henry Morrison Flagler

(1830-01-02)January 2, 1830
Died May 20, 1913(1913-05-20) (aged 83)
Resting place Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
Net worth USD $60 million at the time of his death (about 1/651st of U.S. GNP)
Children Jennie Louise (March 18, 1855 – March 25, 1889)
Carrie Harkness Flagler (1858–1861)
Harry Harkness Flagler (1870–1952)

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, which was first based in Ohio. He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of the Florida East Coast Railway, much of which he built through convict leasing. He is known as the father of Miami and Palm Beach, Florida.

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