See also:merchant, was
See also:born at
See also:Conway, Massachusetts, on the 18th of
See also:August 1835 . Reared on a
See also:farm, he obtained a
See also:common school and academy
See also:education, and at the age of seventeen became a clerk in a dry goods
See also:store at
See also:Pittsfield, Mass . In 1856 he removed to Chicago, where he became a clerk in the large
See also:establishment of Cooley, Wadsworth &
See also:Company . In 186o the
See also:firm was re-organized as Cooley, Farwell & Company, and he was admitted to a junior
See also:partnership . In 1865, with
See also:Palmer (1826—1902) and Levi Z . Leiter (1834—1904), he organized the firm of
See also:Field, Palmer & Leiter, which subsequently became Field, Leiter & Company, and in 1881 on the retirement of Leiter became
See also:Marshall Field & Company . Under Field's management the
See also:annual business of the firm increased from $12,000,000 in 1871 to more than $40,000,000 in 1895, when it ranked as one of the two or three largest mercantile establishments in the
See also:world . He died in New
See also:York city on the 16th of
See also:January 1906 . He had married, for the second
See also:time, in the previous
See also:year . Field's public benefactions were numerous; notable among them being his
See also:gift of
See also:land valued at $3oo,00o and of $1oo,000 in
See also:cash to the University of Chicago, an endowment fund of $1,000,000 to support the Field Columbian Museum at Chicago, and a bequest of $8,000,000 to this museum .
JOHN FIELD (1782—1837)
NATHAN FIELD (1587—1633)
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