Pullman, George Mortimer, 1831-1897

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1831-03-03
Death 1897-10-19

Biographical notes:

Designer of the Pullman sleeping car with residence and company in Chicago, Illinois.

From the description of Invitation. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53920464

Pullman's Palace Car Co. founder and president George M. Pullman died October 19, 1897. Under the terms of his will Norman B. Ream and Robert T. Lincoln were appointed executors of the estate, which by 1900 was valued at $17,500,000.

Principal legatees were Pullman's wife, Hattie Sanger Pullman, and his two daughters. Philanthropic bequests included $130,000 to be divided among several institutions and $1,200,000 to establish a manual training school in the town of Pullman, Illinois. Although the estate was settled in 1900, estate business continued for several more years.

From the description of Estate papers, 1877-1932. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32577858

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Subjects:

  • Decedents' estates--History--Sources
  • Families--19th century
  • Probate records--History--Sources
  • Executors and administrators--History--Sources
  • Exhibitions--19th century
  • Great fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
  • Railroads
  • Fires
  • Pullman cars

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Places:

  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pullman Island (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)