John and Laura Rockefeller: a love story
John D. Rockefeller forever entered the history as the first dollar billionaire. there was no man more ruthless and tough in business. He was called the Mephistopheles of Cleveland and the Reverend pastor of the dollar. However, he was half a century tenderly devoted to his wife, and at night wiped the tears of children.
John D. Rockefeller
He was born in a poor family, but his childhood in life attracted one single goal: to become rich. The first makings of an entrepreneur manifested in childhood. Already in the seven years he has successfully bought candy at the store, to then sell them individually to her sisters, thus multiplying their capital.
Growing your turkey for sale, he scrupulously counted expenses for their maintenance and possible income. Subtleties of loan operations, he was learning by doing, loans neighbor $ 50 at 7% per annum.
In 16 years, John D. Rockefeller on the strong recommendation of parents to choose the three-month course in trade school instead of the intended entry to university. Though, the billionaire has never regretted this, but impassively stated undeniable benefits of rapid learning trade secrets.
After completing the course, he was able to get an assistant accountant at his only work as a paid employee.
With all the passionate desire to get rich, John D. Rockefeller was a man of very devout, she has consistently attended church in 18 years was elected churchwarden, and was able to collect $ 2,000 to pay off the mortgage on the building, which is occupied by his church.
Celestine Laura Spelman
Laura John first met while studying at the school. Family girl was considered non-poor far, the head of its actively fought for black rights. Laura herself besides being supported around the father, still stood for the rights of women to education. He first drew attention to the girl when she spoke at the college his fiery speech, the meaning of which boiled down to the thesis: "I myself can not control his canoe."
Laura was very devout, and meet all the ideas of John D. Rockefeller of the future spouse. Especially, the character is very much like his dearly beloved mother.
Lovers behaved very decently attended the service at the church from time to time together playing music, enthusiastically read. She tried courting favor, but we believe that for a family they need a strong financial base.
marriage proposal, John accompanied the presentation of wedding ring, worth $ 118. In the fall of 1864, they became husband and wife. Honeymoon trip they made to Niagara Falls, and on his return began to create his family, which was supposed to be according to certain rules.
The pillars of family life
When it comes to modern language, John and Laura compatibility was just phenomenal. They both extraordinary ability to different savings modesty requests and adherence established dogma. For Laura's three pillars of happiness has become a family, a house, a church. By John views the basis of all must be discipline, order, economy and accounting.
A visit to the Sunday service in the church was unshakable tradition. Violate it can not be, under any conditions, even during travel or family holidays.
Laura gave birth to five children, but one of the girls died in infancy. John turned a tender father, he jumped to the crib crying baby before the couple, happy to work with children in the rare moments of rest. Three daughters and a son brought up with strict rules, once and for all established by the head of the family. Children from infancy learn to earn. Encourage financial any help around the house, good grades in school, work in your own garden. However, faults invariably punished with a fine. It is impossible to imagine, but the children had one bike, as Laura was sure: it will teach them to share. Later, John D. Rockefeller repeatedly say that without the advice of his beloved wife, he might have remained a poor man forever.
Half a century with
In 1914, John and Laura Rockefeller celebrated the golden jubilee of his family. At the celebration of this occasion, John thanked God for his beloved, who was with him all his life.
It should be noted that in recent years, Laura was sick, almost did not get up from the bed. John has already transferred its business and therefore had the opportunity all the time to be at the bedside of his wife. It's amazing how combined in this man shark acumen in business and a touching affection for his beloved.
Laura Rockefeller died in 1915. In her memory, John founded the charitable foundation of her name, valid today. John Davidson Rockefeller lived after the departure of the beloved more than 20 years, it reached the coveted century only two years.