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Il it"ttI"l'H
Author of Historical Works
Says Oil King's Family
Came From Plantagenets
ff $ $ H*i i it t i
S much in
terested in tree
provided for John D. Rocke
feller by Elroy M. Avery of
Cleveland, an author of historical
works. This royal pedigree traces the
American oil king's descent from a
long line of British kings. It stars
off with George, duke of Clarence,
brother of Edward IV. of England
This George was the duke of Clarence
who came to an untimely end in a
butt of Malmsey wine in the Tower of
London. The pedigree runs smoothly
enough down to Susan, substantiated
by the "Dictionary of National Biog
raphy," daughter of the third Earl
of Clinton. But then the family had
to be transported to American soil,
and in the opinion of Wharton Dick
inson, a well known genealogical au
thority, here comes the hitch.
No one really knows who married
Lady Susan Clinton, as the English
records simply state that she took as
her husband one Humphreys of Kent.
Mr. Rockefeller's genealogist has iden
tified this gentleman with Colonel
John Humfrey of the Boston colony,
and in so doing, in Mr. Dickinson's
opinion, has exhibited considerable
boldness For if the Massachusetts
worthy was the husband of the Lady
Susan she must have been married
at the age of ten at the oldest and
had a son when she was eleven.
It is curious that the same difficulty
about the age of marriage occurs in
a pedigree of the Astor family, set
forth some years ago by authority of
William Waldorf Astor. It was known
that the first American Astor came
from Germany, and his immediate an
cestors were peasants of respectabil
ity There was also a famous French
family of the name of Astorg, and the
problem was to connect the two
stocks. It was done by saying that
one of the Astorgs fled to Germany
after the Revocation of the Edict of
Nantes on account of his faith, and
there married a peasant girl To
make this romantic theory fit, how
ever, it was necessary to move for
ward for thirty years the wedding of
a certain Hilaire de Busca, daughte'*
of Baron de Peyrusse, to Jacques
d'Astorg This was done with admi
rable results
Mr. Avery's Findings.
Here is the pedigree as Mr Avery
gave it out
George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence
married and had a daughter, Margaret
countess of Salisbury, who married Sir
Richard Pole, and had a son, Hen
ry Polo Baron Montacato who married
Lady Neville and his daughter, Catha
rine Pole married Francis Hastings, sec
ond earl of Huntingdon and had a daugh
ter, Catherine Hastings, who married
Henry Clinton, second earl of Lincoln
Thomas Clinton, third earl of Lincoln
their son, married and had a daughter
Susan Clinton, who married General John
Humphrey, sword bearer of the couit of
justice of tiial of Charles I and after
waid lieutenant governor of Massachu
setts Their daughter, Ann Humphrey
married William Palmes, whose daughter
Susan Palmes married Oct 27. 1G86, Sam
uel Avery, born Aug 14, 1666
Their son, Humphrey Avery, born July
4, 1699, married Feb 5, 1724. Jerusha Mor
gan, whose son Solomon Avery born
June 17, 1729, married Hannah Punderson
and had a son Miles Avery born in 1769
at Norwich, Conn He was a soldier in
the Re\ olutionary war and married Ma
llnda Pixley and had a daughter
Lucv A\ery married Godfrey Rockefel
ler and had a son, William Avery Rocke
feller, v,ho married Eliza Davison and had
a son, John Davison Rockefeller, born
Tuly 8, 1839
Mr. Dickinson's Criticism.
Tlere is the criticism of Mr. Dickin
lr. Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Peer
age" (1866) page 437, we find
George Plantagenet, son of Rich
ard, duke of lork, and brother of King
Kdward IV 'was created Duke of Clar
ence in the year 1461 and. having mar
ried the Ladv Isabel Nevill, daughter and
coheir of Richard Nevill, earl of Salis
bury, was advanced to those dignities by
letters patent dated 25th March. 1472 He
was drowned in a butt of Malmesey wine
in U7i, HJs only daughter, Margaret mar
'*5d. Ricnard Pole, and she -was
beheaded on Tower hill 27th May, 1541
Her eldest son, Henry Pole, was created
Baron Montagu by writ of summons dated
5th January, 15o3 He married Jane, daugh
ter of George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny
and was beheaded on Tower hill 9th Janu
ary 1589 [Burke's Extinct Peerage. 1S6G.
page 442 His eldest daughter, Katherme,
married Sir Francis Hastings, sec
ond Earl of Huntingdon, in 1532 [Burke's
Peerage, 1907, page 890 He died 23d June
1561 She died 23d September. 1576 Their
ldest daughter, Catherine, married Hen
ry Clmton, second Earl of Lincoln [See
Collins' Peerage, edition of 1512, volume
2 page 207, and volume 6. page 653 The
earl died Sept 29, 1616. Catherine was his
first wife Their son, Thomas Clinton,
third Earl of Lincoln, born 1571, died Jan
15 1619. He married Elizabeth, daughtei
of Sir Henry Hewett of Charlton, County
Wilts, had seventeen childreneight sons
nine daughters [Collins, volume 2, page
809 His seventh daughter, Susan, mar
ried Humphreys of the County of
This is absolutely all the information
that the English authorities give us
Now, then, for the identification of this
man Humphreys, with Colonel John Hum
frev of the Boston Colony association to
the government, who had the following
children born in England First, John
second, Ann third, Dorcas fourth, Sarah,
and the following born in Massachusetts:
Fifth, Theophilus, born Jan, 24, 1637 sixth,
Thomas, born Aug 28 1638. seventh, Jo
seph, born April 5, 1640, eighth. Lydia
fcorn April 25 1641
How does it come that Colorel Humfrtj
clld not have a daughter Susan,
fter her illustrious
In the
Geological Expert Picks Flaws
In the Alleged Lineage
and Quotes Authorities.
&&&&&&&> s t t t i t t &$>*
"Humphrey Genealogy," page 89, it is
stated that John Kumfrey, r, was twen
ty years of age in 1611, putting his birth
in 162L Now, Thomas, third Earl of Lin
coln, was born in 1571. He could not have
married much earlier than 1590. His third
son and the successor to the title, The
ophilus, fourth earl, was nineteen years
of age at his father's death in 1619. [Col
lins 3, page 209.] No, Susan, the seyenth
daughter, who married Humphreys
of Kent, could not possibly have been
born before 1610 and most likely as late
as 1615, and how she could have had a
son born in 1621 passes comprehension.
Besides, how about this: In the mar
riage licenses of London, 1611-1828, being
volume 2G of the Harlisan collection in
the New York Public library, we find the
following on page 144:
"Thomas Sewell of St. Botalph, Aldgate,
London, gent., and Susan Humfrey of
fame, widow of John Humfrey, at St
Botalph, Afsd. Sept. 10, 1624
Once Mr. Avery had overlooked
these difficulties that Mr. Dickinson
had raised and had assumed the iden
tity of Humphrey of Kent and John
Humfrey of Boston his course was
plain sailing.
The First Plantagenets.
The name Plantagenet was applied
almost posthumously to the family
which occupied the English throne
from 1154 to 1485, for there is no rec
ord of the word being used as a sur
name prior to 1460. A disputed legend
to be found in most school histories
is to the effect that it was first adopt
ed by Geoffrey, count of Anjon, be
cause he wore a sprig of the brown
or "planta genista" in his bonnet. It
is a historical fact that Geoffrey, who
was the son of Fulk, count of Anjon,
king of Jerusalem, who before his de
parture for the holy land placed the
handsome young count in possession
of the counties of Anjon and Maine,
brought no surname with him when
he went to wed Maud, the daughter
of Henry I. of England, nor did he
transmit any to his son, Henry II., the
founder of the so called Plantagenet
Henry II. took from his mother the
name of Henry Fitz Empress, by
which he was commonly known when
his titles were not used, and his de
scendants remained without a com
mon family name for three centuries
long after surnames had become fa
miliar in England outside of royal
blood The first time that the name
"Plantagenet" appears in English rec
ords is when Richard, duke of York,
desiring to express the superiority of
his descent in the blood royal over the
Lancastrian line, caused himself to be
styled "Richard Plantagenet. common
ly called Duke of York."
One Was Executed.
The last legitimate male bearer of
the name was Edward Plantagenet.
earl of Warwick, who was executed
in 1499.
Except for a famous passage in
Shakespeare's play of "Richard III."
George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence,
would hardly be known today. He
was born in 1449, died in 1478 and
was the sixth son of Richard, duke of
York, and hence the brother of Ed
ward IV. and of Richard III.
After his father's death in 1460 he
fled with his younger brother. Rich
ard. to Utrecht, whence he was
brought back on his brother Edward's
accession in the following year. Clar
ence regarded himself as the heir pre
sumptive to the throne. The wars in
which this claim played a part, car
ried on between Edward IV. and War
wick, are matters of history. These
were succeeded by the Quarrels of the
brothers. Richard and Clarence. A
deep rooted animosity fed by court
gossip grew between Clarence and his
brother, Edward IV., which ultimately
led to the trial and execution of the
former after a long imprisonment for
treason. The execution was secretly
carried out within the tower on Feb
17 or 18, 1478. The well informed
Croyland chronicler, who was a mem
ber of Edward's council, does not men
tion the manner of death, but three
contemporaries writing later agree
that he was drowned in a butt of
Malmsey wine.
The dynasty of the Plantagenets,
therefore, which began with Henry II
in 1154 and ended with Richard III
in 1485, but which did not really re
i ceive its famous appellation until a
quarter of a century before its demise,
included as sovereigns Henry II., Rich
ard I., John, Henry III., Edward I
Edward II., Edward IH., Richard II.
Henry IV., Henry Y.f Henry VI.. Ed
ward IV., Edward V. and Richard
Other more or less famous members
of the family were Edward, the Black
Prince, whom popular history has un
justly exalted, just as it has degraded
Richard III., who, in spite of Shake
speare and the legends of the mur
dered princes, is now regarded by his
torians as one of the most enlightened
and wise sovereigns England has ever
had, and George Plantagenet, duke ot
Clarence, from whom Mr. Avery says,
he believes Mr. Rockefeller to be de.
Harvard Has 4,118 Students,
The total registration at Harvard
this year is 4,118, a gain of ninety
nine over last year. This does not fo
chide instructors in the college.
Its Expenses Amount to $35,-
000 a Couth.
Probably Will Not Get Beyond Wool
and Cotton SchedulesNo Additional
Appropriation Likely From the Pres
ent Congress.
The tariff board, organized for ob
taining the scientific data upon which
President Taft proposes to reduce the
customs duties, assuming that the
board finds that duties can be reduced,
is running short of funds and may not
have more than enough money to com
plete a full investigation and report of
two schedules of the existing tariff
law. These schedules, however, aie
of vast importance, being those deal
ing with wool and cotton
Congress appropriated for the ex
penses of the board for the present
fiscal year, ending June 30 next, $225,-
000, and authorized the use of the un
expended balance from the last fiscal
year, close to $50,000 giving a total of
nearly $275,000 for the important work
in hand.
In his veto of the wool and cotton,
bills President Taft promised congress
that he would be able to present to
that body at the coming session of
congress valuable data, scientifically
secured, upon which a revision could
be made, not only with safety to the
manufacturing and business interests
of the country, but with benefit to the
masses of the people. This data is in
tended to show the difference in cost
of production of given articles abroad
and at home, the object of the presi
dent being to establish the duties upon
these articles at a figure'that will pro
tect the American manufacturer and
laborer against the cheap labor of for
eign countries, but at the same time
will remove the excessive protection
it is claimed now exists to the detri
ment of the American consumer.
May Have to Curtail Work.
It had been the purpose of the board
and the president to complete the re
ports upon wool and cotton by the
beginning of the session and then has
ten the work upon the steel, iron and
iron ore schedule, so that congress
would have that also in time to act
before adjournment next year.
It now looks as if the board will not
have the money to finish the steel and
iron investigations and make a repast
so that congress can act, if it should
have the slightest desire to act upon
that report By reason of the stead
ily decreasing supply of money the
board has decided to concentrate its
work upon wool and cotton, partly
setting aside the other investigation
until it is ascertained what money
will be left. It is already known that
tne amount will be comparatively
small, and it Is certain that there will
be nc* funds for going into other sched
ules in a complete way.
The board is now spending $35,000
a month in its work, having a large
number of men in the field1,
salaries and expenses, together with
those of the board members and the
clerks,, have to toe paid out ot the al
lotted sum
Limit to Tariff Legislation.
If President Taft should persist in
vetoing all tariff bills of the next ses
sion of congress, except those based
upon tariff board reports, the situation
is sueh as to- limit tariff legislation
next winter to wool and cotton, noth
ing else having a chance. It is now
understood that President Taft will
confine his energies to attempting to
force revision in these tw schedules
and that he will not mseat to
placing before congress partially com
pleted reports on other schedules. His
arguments have been that the Demo- i
cratie and insurgent revision at the
last congress was guesswork, pure ansJ
simple, and the same would be trt*
of a revision based upon partial re
ports by the tariff board. Consequent
ly the big fight will be over wool aad
cotton, with the president stanatSng
ready to veto all other bills and forc
ing revision in these two sche*hiles
The Democratic hoase will not give
the tariff board any money for the fis
cal year beginning July 1, 1912. and it
will probably neven- get another penny
unless the voters im Novembor of next
year re-elect PresMent Taft and show
their approval obis proposition for
tariff revision fallowing the possession
of data secured! in an alleged scientific
manner. If the Democrats win in the
presidential fight they are likely to
carry on tauSff revision by the old sys
tem, through the ways and means and
finance committees ot house and sen
ate, respectively.
New Life Preserver*
A new Tife preserver whicK lias been
successfully tried may be introduced
into the German navy. The apparatus,
which weighs five and a half pounds,
consists of two swimming cushions
bound together by straps. The cush
ions lie upon the breast and back. The
apparatus is provided with a small
lamp fed by a battery.
African Railway.
By next July there will be a continu
ous African railway of over 2.400
miles from Cape Town to-Kambove.
-which is 2?0 miles in Kongo territory.
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A private institution which combines all the
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elegant home Modern every respect No
insane, contagious or other objectionable cases
received Rates are as low as the most effi
cient treatment and the best trained nursing
will permit
H. C. COQNEY, m. D.,
riedical Director,
Blue Mondays
A Thing of the Past
HL The tired mother who
knows the body-building
power of
Malt and Hop Tome
has no fear of housework.
4H,It banishes fatignie and
brings refreshing sleep to the
tired body and mind.
Every Drop a Help to* Health
For sale, art all drug- stores.
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Black Silk Stove Polish Works
The IClverBide Hotel
Having entered into possession of
the Riverside hotel I am now pre
pared to oater to the people's wants
and solicit a share of their patronage.
I shall endeavor to give my patrons
satisfaction at all timesthe service
will be of the best. Try the Riverside
hotel under its new management.
3313tc Alex Simpson, Prop.
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A General Banking Busi
ness Transacted.
Loans Made on Approved
Farm Loans
First National Bank
ot Princeton, Minnesota.
Paid up Capital, $30,000
Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
S. S. PETTERSON, President.
T. H. CALEY, VicePres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cashier.
M. M. Stroeter will conduct farm auctions either on commission
or by tb.9 day.
Princeton State Bank
Capital $20,000
Dew Gnral
Banking Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Farm Mortgages, J. J. SKAHEN,
Insurance, Collections. Cashier.
Security State Bank
Princeton, Minnesota
Capital $32,000 Surplus $4,000
JOHN W. GOULDING, President G. A. EATON, Cashier
flcMillan & Stanley
Successors to
Princeton, Minnesota
We Handle the Great Northern Railway Co. Lands
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Florsheim Shoes
The Princeton Boot and Shoe Man
Farm Lands
E are sole agents far the Florsheim
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heim Shoe need not wonder if he will get it
out again. This shoe never disappointed a
wearer. We have also the
Buster Brown Shoe
for children, and many other good brands.
Come in and see for yourselves.
Yours truly,
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