A Classification of American Wealth
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   Raising capital, the Flagler - Harkness connection  

Henry Flagler left school early (at fourteen) and started to work in a branch general store of Chapman & Harkness, where he joined his half-brother Dan. The latter was already well entrenched in the family and business of his uncle, Lamon G. Harkness, a former physician who had prospered in the drygoods and real estate businesses, and a founder of Bellevue, Ohio. Both half-brothers, Daniel Harkness and Henry Flagler would married daughters of


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