Henry Flaglers Life
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Henry Morrison Flagler was Born in Hopewell NY
Henry Morrison Flagler died at the age of 83
At age 14, Flagler leaves home.
Flagler marries Mary Harkness
In Saginaw, Michigan, Flagler founds the Flagler and York Salt Company
John D. Rockefeller and Henry M. Flagler form a partnership that would become Standard Oil.
Henry and Mary Harkness Flagler visit Jacksonville, Florida, for the first time.
Mary Harkness Flagler dies of illness.
Flagler marries Ida Alice Shourds; they honeymoon is St. Augustine.
Flagler buys the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Halifax railroads; becomes basis for his Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).
Flagler opens his first hotel in St. Augustine, the 450 room Hotel Ponce de Leon; he also buys the Hotel Casa Monica and re-names it Hotel Cordova.
The Hotel Alcazar opens, Flagler’s third hotel in St. Augustine.
In Ormond Beach, Flagler opens the Hotel Ormond
Flagler visits Lake Worth for the first time and likes what he sees as a “veritable Paradise;” his agents begin buying land setting off a small land boom.
Flagler has what becomes West Palm Beach platted.
Henry Morrison Flagler extended his Florida East Coast Railway to what was later incorporated as West Palm Beach.
the Hotel Royal Poinciana opened. The hotel became the world’s largest resort and included a dining room that could seat 1,600 guests.
New time periodFlagler’s second Palm Beach Hotel, Palm Beach Inn, opens on the beach front; it is re-named The Breakers in 1901.
Flagler extends the FEC to Miami.
In Miami, Flagler opens the Hotel Royal Palm.
Another Flagler hotel, the Hotel Continental, is completed in Jacksonville.
Henry Flagler marries Mary Lily Kenan after the Florida Legislature passes a bill that made incurable insanity grounds for divorce; His second wife, Ida Alice Shourds, has been institutionalized since 1895.
Construction of the Over-sea Railroad begins to Key West.
Flagler rides the first train over the Over-sea Railroad to Key West.
Henry Harkness Born/ Dies
Carrie Harkness Born/ Dies
Jennie Louise Harkness Born/ Dies
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