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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 04-13-2023 03:51 AM

Was he associated with Standard Oil?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-13-2023 07:45 AM

No, Roger, he wasn't.

Next clue.

Tarbell was asked to consider writing a biography of him, but in the end did not.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 04-13-2023 08:42 AM

"This gentleman had a connection to both Tarbell and Lincoln."

Rob, are you referring to Abraham or Robert?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-13-2023 09:40 AM

Roger,
The connection, which is not a direct one, is to Abraham.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-13-2023 02:08 PM

Next clue.

You would be hard-pressed to find one of the places of business that he operated today.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 04-13-2023 05:33 PM

Did he run opium dens/facilities ?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-13-2023 07:32 PM

Mike,

I've got to admit that you threw me with that answer, but I can assure you it isn't anything like that. His business was a boring old retail establishment.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 04-13-2023 08:44 PM

Issac & Roland Diller of Diller's Drug Store ?

Isn't he the "source" in Ida Tarbell's "He Knew Lincoln and Other Billy Brown Stories" ?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 04-14-2023 03:48 AM

I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, and on the corner of Marion and Lake there was a Montgomery Wards during the 1950s. As far as I know, that store is long gone. For a young man growing up the store was very boring, and I never liked going there with my mother. So I will guess Montgomery Ward.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-14-2023 07:17 AM

Sorry gentlemen, but neither guess is correct. However, Roger you are on the right track.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-14-2023 08:41 AM

Next clue.

This person had over 5,000 schools that he funded named after him.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Wild Bill - 04-15-2023 07:18 AM

Andrew Carnegie


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-15-2023 07:35 AM

Sorry Bill, but it's not Carnegie.

I'm running out of clues so I think I will lift the Google restriction.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 04-15-2023 07:52 AM

Julius Rosenwald


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 04-15-2023 09:00 AM

(04-15-2023 07:35 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Sorry Bill, but it's not Carnegie.
I'm running out of clues so I think I will lift the Google restriction.

Best
Rob

Rob, a friendly suggestion,
I think you might have better results if your clues and questions matched up better with our answers.