Rockefeller, A Rocky Crash of American Royalty

©Renee 2014

First see this previous post:

Next we continue here.

American royalty ? Well if we have them on this side of the pond you must think of this family. On a previous post we covered the Cook, Cock, Cox family. Here we cover Roch, Roche, Rock,Roach, etc..These two posts combined will be called the Cock-Roch stories. Do we need a Raid ? Anyway, the son of David Roche was killed in a plane crash recently. Or that was what was reported. There have been some odd plane crashes lately…and a missing plane too, still not found. Do they tie together ? I even read a ROTHchild was connected to that missing bird.

All very odd…

Diana, Princess of Wales(Diana Frances;néeSpencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife ofCharles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child andheir apparentofQueen Elizabeth II.

Diana was born into an aristocratic English family with royal ancestry asThe HonourableDiana Spencer. She was the fourth child ofJohn Spencer, Viscount Althorpand his first wife,the HonourableFrances Roche, daughter of the4th Baron Fermoy. Diana becameLadyDiana Spencer when her father inherited the title ofEarl Spencerin 1975. She became a public figure with the announcement of her engagement.

Herwedding to the Prince of Waleson 29 July 1981 was held atSt Paul’s Cathedraland seen by a global television audience of over 750 million. While married she bore the titlesPrincess of Wales,Duchess of Cornwall,Duchess of Rothesay,Countess of ChesterandBaroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princesWilliamandHarry, who were respectively second and third in theline of succession to the British thronethroughout her lifetime.


And from the Peerage:

  Jul 24, 2005  … Lady Diana Frances Spencer. Lady Diana F. Spencer … Lady Cynthia E. B. Hamilton · Edmund M. … Ruth Littlejohn. Subject. Female. Male.



Ruth Littlejohn***

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry, and along with other key contemporary industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, defined the structure of modernphilanthropy. In 1870, he co-founded Standard Oil Company and actively ran it until he officially retired in 1897.

Rockefeller founded Standard Oil as an Ohio partnership with his brother William along with Henry FlaglerJabez A. Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. Askerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller’s wealth soared and he became the world’s richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history


When the first unit was formed in 1870, Andrews owned 16.67% of Standard Oil stock.

He had already had some experience in shale oil production in the newly discovered oilfields of western Pennsylvania when in 1862 he approached two Cleveland produce merchants to become stockholders in a new enterprise. One was John D. Rockefeller, who saw the potential in Andrews’ plan and invested in the venture. With this capital, Andrews designed and began a small refinery in Cleveland.

Ida M. Tarbell, an early investigative journalist and the author of The History of Standard Oil, described Andrews as “a mechanical genius” who “devised new processes” to create a better product. He is credited with inventing the chemical process called fractional distillation, which is the separation of crude oil into its components.

His better-known partners, Rockefeller and Henry Morrison Flagler, are credited with the marketing strategies and schemes that capitalized on Andrews’ technical expertise. Both Andrews and Flagler soon took a back seat to the aggressive Rockefeller. Flagler’s wife’s ill-health turned his attention to Florida, where he founded the Florida East Coast Railway and helped develop many resort communities, most notably the cities of Palm Beach and Miami. While Flagler began a new career in Florida, Andrews remained in Ohio and New Jersey. He died at a hotel in Atlantic City in 1904 and his will was executed in Lakewood, dissolving his still sizeable estate.

For more on the Andrew(s) name see the mother of Bill Ayers, Mary Andrew(s) as well as part one of this post found here:

And more here:


Rock, Roche, Roach, Rocha etc..

He spent much time as a child at the family estate Kykuit, where, in his memoirs, he recalls visits by associates of his father, including General George C. Marshall, the adventurer Admiral Richard Byrd(whose Antarctic expeditions had been funded by the family), and the aviator Charles Lindbergh. Summer vacations were spent at the Eyrie, a 100-room house in Seal Harbor on the southeast shore ofMount Desert Island, in Maine. The house was demolished by the family in the early 1960s.

Rockefeller attended the experimental Lincoln School at 123rd Street in Harlem. The school was the brainchild of Abraham Flexner, who had structured the institution after the educational philosophy ofJohn Dewey. It opened in 1916 and was operated by the Teachers College at Columbia University, with crucial funding in its early years from the Rockefellers’ General Education Board, a philanthropic educational institution later rolled into the Rockefeller Foundation.

In 1936, Rockefeller graduated cum laude from Harvard University. He also studied economics for a year at Harvard and then a year at the London School of Economics (LSE). It was at LSE that he first met future President John F. Kennedy (although he had earlier been his contemporary at Harvard) and once dated Kennedy’s sister Kathleen During his time abroad, Rockefeller briefly worked in the London branch of what was to become the Chase Manhattan Bank. Having returned to the United States to complete his graduate studies, in 1940 he received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His dissertation was entitled Unused Resources and Economic Waste.

After completing his studies in Chicago, he became secretary to New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia for eighteen months in a “dollar a year” public service position.


Note* above John Dewey*

Alice Greeley Dewey(born 1928) is anAmericananthropologistwho studiedJavanesesociety. She was a professor of anthropology at theUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoafrom 1962 until her retirement in 2005. Among her doctoral students wasAnn Dunham, the mother of PresidentBarack Obama.



TheRockefeller family/ˈrɒkɨfɛlər/is an Americanindustrial,political, andbanking familythat made one of theworld’s largest fortunesin theoil businessduring the late 19th and early 20th centuries, withJohn D. Rockefellerand his brotherWilliam Rockefellerprimarily throughStandard OilThe family is also known for its long association with and control ofChase Manhattan Bank.They are considered to be one of the most powerful families, if not the most powerful family]in thehistory of the United States.
Ethnicity German, English, Scotch-Irish
Currentregion New York City, New York; Charleston, West Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Place of origin United States
Notable members John Davison Rockefeller, Sr.
William Avery Rockefeller, Jr.
John Davison Rockefeller, Jr.
John Davison Rockefeller III
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
David Rockefeller
John Davison Rockefeller IV
Winthrop Rockefeller
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
McCormick family
Dudley–Winthrop family

William Avery Rockefeller, Jr.(May 31, 1841 — June 24, 1922) was an American businessman and financier. He was a co-founder ofStandard Oilalong with his older brotherJohn Davison Rockefeller(1839—1937). He was also a prominent member of theRockefeller family.

Paine was born Ruth Avery Hyde, to her parents, William A. and Carol E. Hyde.She went toAntioch Collegeand became aQuaker. Through her interest in folk dancing and music she met her future husbandMichael Paine. Though strictly speaking not a Quaker, Michael attended meetings with Ruth. They married on December 28, 1957.

In 1959 Michael Paine got a job withBell HelicopterinFort Worth, Texas and the Paines moved into a house in the suburb ofIrving. As liberals in Dallas, the Paines were isolated, and Ruth Paine was quite lonely.

Ruth Paine had been studyingRussiansince 1957. In the late 1950s she participated in Quaker pen pal programs and the East-West Contact Committee, which sponsored visits by three Soviets to the US. In 1963 she signed up to teach a summer class in Russian atSt. Mark’s SchoolinDallas, but only one student signed up (William Hootkins, who became an actor and had a minor role in the movieStar WarsasX-WingpilotJek Porkins).

Also, a missing bird and more connections are found here:
Led byDavid Rockefeller during the 1970s and 1980s, Chase Manhattan emerged as one of the largest and most prestigious banking concerns, with leadership positions in syndicated lending, treasury and securities services, credit cards, mortgages, and retail financial services. Weakened by the real estate collapse in the early 1990s, it was acquired byChemical Bankin 1996, retaining the Chase name. Before its merger with J.P. Morgan & Co., the new Chase expanded the investment and asset management groups through two acquisitions. In 1999, it acquired San Francisco-basedHambrecht & Quistfor $1.35 billion. In April 2000, UK-basedRobert Fleming & Co.was purchased by the new Chase Manhattan Bank for $7.7 billion….

James “Jamie” Dimon(/ˈdmən/; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is the current chairman, president and chief executive officer ofJPMorgan Chase, one of theBig Four banksof the United States, and previously served as a Class A director of the Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve.Dimon was named toTimemagazine’s 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011lists of the world’s 100 most influential people. He was also named toInstitutional Investor‘sBest CEOs list in the All-America Executive Team Survey from 2008 through 2011.

He was named the CEO of the Year in 2011.

Michael Clark Rockefeller(born May 18, 1938;presumed to have diedNovember 19, 1961) was the fifth child ofNew YorkGovernor(laterVice President)Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and a fourthgenerationmember of theRockefeller family. Hedisappearedduring an expedition in theAsmatregion of southwestern Netherlands New Guinea….

55.Susan C. OVERALLwas born about 1849 in Kentucky and died sometime between 1900-1910.

Christopher and Susan were married on 6 Jan 1870 in Nelson County, Kentucky. They appear together in the 1880 federal census of Linn, Audrain County, Missouri and in Canton, Lewis County, Missouri in 1900. Susan is deceased by the time Christopher appears in the 1910 census in Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois with son Joseph.

In 1920, Christopher lives with daughter Gabriella and son-in-law Harry in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. In 1930 they are all still living together, but have moved on to El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. Christopher and Susan had the following children:

    i. Joseph CLARK was born about 1871 in Missouri.

ii. Louisa CLARK was born about 1873 in Missouri.

27.iii.Gabriella CLARK

iv. Ida E. CLARK was born about 1878 in Missouri.


Barbara Nelson, Dr. Rodney West and strange story:


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