The Rise Of The Industrial Age

By: Zavior Sanchez

John D Rockefeller

Born in New York he was trained as a bookkeeper but entered the oil business shortly after the discovery of oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859. In 1869 he formed the Standard Oil Company.


John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)


Founder of the Standard Oil Company


He lived in Upstate New York

John D Rockefeller's Brother

William Avery Rockefeller, Jr. (May 31, 1841 — June 24, 1922) was an American businessman and financier. He was a co-founder of Standard Oil along with his older brother John Davison Rockefeller (1839—1937)

Henry Bessemer



  • Sir Henry Bessemer was an English engineer, inventor, and businessman. Bessemer's name is known in connection with the Bessemer process for the manufacture of steel.

  • Born: January 19, 1813, Charlton, United Kingdom


    Died: March 15, 1898, London, United Kingdom

  • Samuel Gompers



  • Samuel Gompers was an English-born American cigar maker who became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.


  • Born: January 27, 1850, London, United Kingdom


  • Died: December 13, 1924, San Antonio, TX


  • Transcontinental railroad

    Two railroads, the CENTRAL PACIFIC starting in San Francisco and a new railroad, the Union Pacific, starting in Omaha, Nebraska, would build the rail-line. Huge forces of immigrants, mainly Irish for the UNION PACIFIC and Chinese for the Central Pacific, crossed mountains, dug tunnels and laid track. The two railroads met at PROMONTORY, UTAH, on May 10, 1869, and drove a last golden spike into the completed railway.

    Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison was the inventor of a lot of things, one of his most popular inventions was the lightbulb . Thomas was born on February 11 1847 in Milan Ohio