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  1. Mary Billings French Rockefeller (May 1, 1910 – April 17, 1997) was an American heiress, socialite, philanthropist, and a member of the extensive Rockefeller family. She was married to Laurance Rockefeller, son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

  2. Mary French Rockefeller. Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park. Mary Rockefeller. Quick Facts. Significance: philanthropist. Date of Birth: May 1, 1910. Place of Death: New York, NY. Date of Death: April 17, 1997. Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow, Mount Pleasant, NY. Cemetery Name: Rockefeller Family Cemetary.

  3. 26. Feb. 2015 · Laurance Spelman Rockefeller married Mary French, granddaughter of Frederick Billings, and came to love the farm and woodlands as though he'd always lived in Woodstock. One of the foremost conservationists and philanthropists of the twentieth century, he combined the ecological philosophy of George Perkins Marsh with the practical ...

  4. Mary Todhunter Clark Rockefeller (June 17, 1907 – April 21, 1999) was the first wife of Nelson A. Rockefeller, the 49th governor of New York and the 41st vice president of the United States. She served as the first lady of New York from 1959 until the Rockefellers' divorce in March 1962.

  5. 16. Juni 2021 · Mary French Rockefeller, wife of Laurance and granddaughter of Frederick Billings, inherited the house. Her husband added surrounding forests and farmlands to the property, amassing some 500 acres in all. The house, largely because of George Perkins Marsh’s writings and Billings’ support for reforestation, was named a National Historic ...

  6. Mary Billings French Rockefeller (May 1, 1910 – April 17, 1997) was an American heiress, socialite, philanthropist, and a member of the extensive Rockefeller family. She was married to Laurance Rockefeller, son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

  7. 28. Juli 2023 · In 1934, one of Billings’ descendants, Mary French, married Laurance Rockefeller, whose own family over time used their vast fortune to create or enhance 20 national parks. A highly successful entrepreneur and investor, Laurance partnered with Mary in carrying forward their families’ pursuit of land conservation.