William Rockefeller - Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company (Illinois and Iowa)
    A 1877 dated $5000 bond in black and brown. Issued to and signed on the verso by William Rockefeller. William (1841-1922) was a brother of John D. Rockefeller and an original partner and founder of the Standard Oil Company. In the early 1870's he played an important role in settling the battles between the refiners' combinations and crude oil producers. During this time he formed close alliances with many of the East's most important oil men, such as Henry H. Rogers and Charles Pratt, eventually bringing them into Standard Oil. He was a trustee of the Standard Oil Trust until its dissolution in 1890. Upon his death in 1922 he left a fortune estimated at between $150 million and $200 million. A scarce bond both issued to and signed by William Rockefeller. Stamp and punch cancellations do not affect his signature. Extremely Fine.

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