Here is what I have on Frank Rockefeller, brother of John D.:
I copied and pasted, but forgot to copy the notes on the book that this was found in, sorry.I will write another message to tell you that, as well as another biography from the same book on the father of Helen Elizabeth who married Frank Rockefeller.
"Frank Rockefeller, who died at his home in Cleveland April 15, 1917, was in many ways one of the most interesting personalities of his generation.He was one of the strong and forceful men in a generation that produced men of great wealth and industrial power, and yet he never learned or practiced successfully those manners which hedge off the wealthy class from the common people.
He was free alike with his means and personal sympathy, and was universally esteemed.Evidences of this esteem came in multiplied numbers at the time of his death.Speaking briefly at his funeral his old friend and comrade, Rev. H. P. Applegarth, recalled the fact that "Frank Rockefeller began life as a poor boy and with only a poor boy's opportunities.He looked upon Abraham Lincoln as the finest example of manhood and tried to emulate Lincoln.He was a Christian of the best type, not a mystic nor a theologian, but a man who lived his Christianity, a man so broadly human and full of love that thousands loved him."
He was the fifth child of William Avery Rockefeller and his wife Eliza (Davidson) Rockefeller.William Avery Rockefeller was the third child and oldest son of Godfrey Rockefeller and Lucy (Avery) Rockefeller.Frank Rockefeller was born August 8, 1845, at Moravia, Tioga County, New York, and was in his seventy-second year when he died.He was still a boy when with his father and brothers he came to Cleveland.Despite his youth he managed to serve in the Civil war.He was under age when he ran away to enlist, but he chalked the figures eighteen on the soles of his boots, and when he was asked his age by the recruiting officer he replied "I'm over eighteen."The official roster of Ohio soldiers, War of Rebellion, column 2, page 204, contains the following record:Seventh Ohio Infantry, Company A; Rockefeller, Franklin G; private, age 18, date of entering the service, September 20, 1861; period of service three years."He was wounded in the battles of Chancellorsville and Cedar Mountain.
After the war he followed various occupations, and later became interested with his brother John D. Rockefeller in the oil business, and was one of the founders of the Standard Oil Company.He retired from this business in 1895.At the time of his death he was vice president of the Cleveland Steel Company, the Buckeye Steel Castings Company, and the Union Salt Company.He was also largely interested in iron mining in the Northwest and stock raising in the Southwest.About forty years ago he bought a large farm near Belvidere, Kansas, which he devoted largely to stock raising.It contained 10,000 acres, and under his management it was converted into a model farm.Mr. Rockefeller did much of the heavy work of this farm, even to ditch digging and fence building with the rest of his hands.He was interested in various mining ventures.He was fond of animals and at one time sent some horses, including the noted Fannie Foley and Extractor, to the Grand Circuit.He was keenly interested in the preservation of the buffalo and in improving breeds of American cattle and horses.Few men knew more about trees than Frank Rockefeller.His personality was decidedly pleasing.He was straightforward and bluff in manner, able to tell a good story and enjoy a good joke, and had many other interests that attracted and bound friends and acquaintances to him.
October 12, 1870, at Cleveland, he married Helen Elizabeth Scofield, who was born at Cleveland February 25, 1848.She is a daughter of the late William C. Scofield, whose life is sketched on other pages.Mr. and Mrs. Rockefeller had five children, all born at Cleveland, namely: Alice Maud; Anna Beatrice, the wife of William Fowler Nash; William Scofield, born December 26, 1877, died March 17, 1878; Helen Effie, the wife of Walter Scott Bowler; and Myra, born June 3, 1884, died August 23, 1886."