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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 02-28-2023 12:57 PM

I won't place any restrictions on using Google for this, because I don't think it will help.

Who is this gentleman who played a major role in Tarbell's life.

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Rob

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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 02-28-2023 03:05 PM

T. Coleman Dupont? Paul Manship?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 02-28-2023 06:34 PM

Sorry Roger, but neither is correct.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 03-01-2023 04:41 AM

Her father, Franklin Summer Tarbell?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-01-2023 08:31 AM

Nope, it's not her father.

Clue. Tarbell said that he helped her however unknowingly in her first scientific experiment.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 03-02-2023 01:28 AM

Jeremiah Tingley ?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 03-02-2023 04:48 AM

Theodore L. Flood?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-02-2023 07:12 AM

Sorry gentlemen, but neither is correct.

Clue. He knew as much if not more about oil than Tarbell did.

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Rob
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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-02-2023 10:09 PM

To be honest, I'm running out of clues. I'll let it go overnight and if no one guesses it by tomorrow (Friday) I will give the answer.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-03-2023 08:22 AM

Guess it's time to reveal the identity of this person. He is Tarbell's brother William, also called Will.

The clue about him helping Ida with her first scientific experiment came about when he was very young. Ida wrote in her autobiography that when the family lived in Roseville there was a creek that ran by their home. She noticed that things would float but some would sink so she decided to throw Will into the creek to see if he would float. The only thing that saved him was the fact that he was wearing a blouse which aired up and kept him afloat. His screams brought help to rescue him from the creek.

He took over for their father in 1905 when the father died and ran the family oil business for several years. He eventually became general manager of the Pure Oil Company until mental illness forced him to retire. For the rest of his life he suffered from mental illness quite likely bipolar disorder and possibly schizophrenia. He caused the Tarbell family all kinds of grief especially Ida who had to pay for many of the things that he did.

I put the picture up because this is the only picture I know of that shows him clearly. I found a photo in a anniversary issue of a Titusville newspaper but it wouldn't reproduce very well. While going through the Titusville newspaper for 1943 I found an article that the Elks Club of which will was a long time leader was donated a photo of him. Will had died in 1941 at the age of 80. I contacted the Titusville Elks and asked if they could get me a copy of the photo to be able to use in my book. This is what they sent.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 03-04-2023 07:48 AM

(03-03-2023 08:22 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  She noticed that things would float but some would sink so she decided to throw Will into the creek to see if he would float. The only thing that saved him was the fact that he was wearing a blouse which aired up and kept him afloat. His screams brought help to rescue him from the creek.

For the rest of his life he suffered from mental illness quite likely bipolar disorder and possibly schizophrenia. He caused the Tarbell family all kinds of grief especially Ida who had to pay for many of the things that he did.

I wonder if there is a connection there
Wow, And I thought my older sister was a little overbearing

Which reminds me of a song by Patsy Cline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKTOvHw8qFM


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-12-2023 10:46 AM

No Googling, please.

This gentleman had a connection to both Tarbell and Lincoln. Who is he?

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And no, it isn't Joe DiCola.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 04-12-2023 11:45 AM

Has the person ever been mentioned on this forum?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-12-2023 12:57 PM

As far as I know, Roger, no.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-12-2023 07:06 PM

First clue.

Most people would be hard-pressed to identify him, but they would be well aware of the company he was associated with.

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Rob