Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr - Chapter 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3-4 Summary and Analysis

In 1853, Bill moves the family to Strongville, Ohio and leaves them at the home of his sister and brother-in-law. Eventually, they move to a farm. Bill works as a traveling medicine man selling cancer cures. He is known as Doc Rockefeller. The boys are enrolled in school and eventually the family moves to Cleveland in the mid 1830s and then to a farm in Parma. Bill continues his wanderings and becomes a bigamist when he marries Margaret Allen in 1855. This ends John D.'s plans to attend college. He quits school and takes a three month course at a commercial college at the age of sixteen. In August of 1855, he begins looking for employment so he does not have to depend on his father. He is eventually hired by Hewitt and Tuttle as an assistant bookkeeper.

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