Henry Morrison Flagler – Outline
1828 Sept 15 Isaac and Elizabeth married
1830 January 2 Birth of Henry Morrison Flagler to Isaac Flagler (died July 1876) and Elizabeth Caldwell Morrison Harkness (died 1861)
Dropped out of 8th grade
Deck hand on Erie Canal Boats
1844 arrived at Republic Ohio to live with half-brother and worked at L. G. Harkness and Company.
1849 moved to Bellevue for a job at Chapman, Harkness and Company
1852 became a partner in Harkness and Company – company was also a distillery
1853 November 9 Married Mary Harkness
1855 March 18 Jenny Louise Flagler born (died March 25, 1889)
1858 June 18 Carrie Flagler born.
1861 Elizabeth Harkness Flagler (mother) dies
1861 December 7 Carrie dies (Carrie-3 year old)
1865 Went bust with Salt production moved to Cleveland
1867 Partnership of Rockefeller, Andrews and Flagler
1870 January 11 Standard Oil Company incorporated as a joint stock company
1870 December 2 Birth of Harry Harkness Flagler
1876 July Isaac Flagler (father) dies
1878 Trip to Jacksonville Florida
Marriage of Jenny Louise to John Arthur Hinckley
1881 May 18 Mary Harkness Flagler died
1882 January 2 Standard Oil Trust Formed
1883 June 5 Married to Ida Alice Shourds (born July 4, 1848, died July 10, 1930)
1883 December honeymoon to Florida through March 1, 1884 stayed in part at unknown St. Augustine location
1885 February 17 Returned to St. Augustine stayed at San Marco Hotel witnessed the celebration of the landing of Ponce de Leon in March 1885
1885 December 1 groundbreaking on the Ponce de Leon Hotel
1885 December 31 purchased railroad between Jacksonville and St. Augustine
1887 May or June Alcazar Hotel
1887 May Henry Flagler sells land to Franklin Smith to build the Casa Monica
1887 May 30 Ponce de Leon finished
1887 October 6 Jenny Louise married Frederick Hart Benedict
1888 January 10 Ponce de Leon opened
1888 April 20 Henry Flagler buys the Casa Monica Hotel with all furnishings, renamed the Cordova.
1888 May 22 Henry Flagler assembles women at Ponce de Leon to discuss plans to build a hospital.
1888 December 25 Alcazar Hotel opens
1889 February 9 Jenny Louise gives birth to a baby girl
1889 March 25 Jenny Louise Benedict dies.
1890 January 20 completed bridge across the St. Johns River at Jacksonville
1890 March 1 Alicia Hospital opened.
1890 March 16 Memorial Presbyterian Church dedicated
1892 Charter from the State of Florida to allow building of railroad to Miami
1892 Feb 3 Grand Ball – Hermitage Ball commemorative of Andrew Jackson
1892 May 28 incorporated the Florida Coast and Gulf Railway Company.
1893 The Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Indian River Ry. – trademark of pineapple
1892 March 1 moved into Kirkside
1892 August Town of West Palm Beach laid out
1894 February 11 Royal Poinciana opened in West Palm Beach
1894 March 22 railroad reaches Lake Worth
1894 March 31 Henry Flagler gives control of the Ponce de Leon, Alcazar and Cordova hotels to Harry
1894 April 2 railroad completed to West Palm Beach
1894 April 25 Harry Harkness Flagler marries Miss Anna Louis Lamont in New York
1895 September 13 railroad name changed to Florida East Coast Railway
1895 October 24 Alice placed in the House of Dr. Choate
Date uncertain - Henry has major argument with Harry. Never talks to Harry again.
1896 April 16 railroad completed to Miami
1897 January 6 Royal Palm opens in Miami
1897 March 23 final commitment of Ida Alice
1901 April 9 bill introduced to allow divorce on grounds of insanity in Florida
1901 April 25 bill signed into law
1901 August 13 divorce of Henry Flagler to Ida Alice Flagler granted in Florida
1901 August 21 Henry Flagler engaged to Mary Lily Kenan (born June 14, 1867). He was 71 she was 34.
1901 August 24 married Mary Lily Kenan
1901 Sept. 15 Mary Harkness Flagler born (Harry’s)
1902 Whitehall finished
1903 March 11 Elizabeth Lamont Flagler born (Harry’s)
1912 January 22 first official train arrives in Key West Florida
1913 January 15 Henry Flagler falls down stairs at Whitehall
1913 May 20 Henry Flagler dies
1913 May 23 body lies in state at Ponce de Leon before removal to Memorial Presbyterian
1916 November 16 Mary Lily married Robert Worth Bingham
1917 July 27 Mary Lily dies
1925 March 18 Breakers Hotel burns for the 2nd time (also Hotel Palm Beach caught fire from the Breakers).
1928 March 30 Harry Harkness Flagler becomes Chairperson of the The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.,
1930 July 10 Ida Alice dies
1932 Alcazar Hotel Closes/ Cordova closes
1952 death of Harry Flagler
1967 March Hotel Ponce de Leon closed.
1999 December 10 Casa Monica reopens
 Edward N. Akin. Flagler Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron. University of Florida Press, 1991, p. 12.
 Thomas Graham. Flagler’s Grand Hotel Alcazar. St. Augustine: St. Augustine Historical Society, 1989. p. 11.
 Op. Cit. Graham, p. 12