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Mr. Flower?


September 6, 2017

In May 1899 Mr. R.P. Flower died in New York City. Now, what did that have to do with us? Well, it was ony a short paragraph in the newspaper here. He did have a bit of influence here. Do you know his name?

He was born and raised on a farm near Watertown, New York. He moved to New York City to take care of an uncle's stock investments in 1869. This led him to Wall Street and the banking business. He became quite active, and was quite adept at the business. At the time of his death he was one of the leaders in the financial markets of this country. It was thought that in the first few months...

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