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Frank W. Woolworth

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company


Who was Frank W. Woolworth?

Frank Winfield Woolworth was the founder of the F. W. Woolworth Company. He helped to pioneer the concept of the “Five-and-Dime” stores. He is also said to be the first to use self-service display cases to feature his merchandise. Prior to this, a customer would have to ask for the assistance of a sales clerk if they wanted to examine or purchase an item. In 1913, he built the Woolworth Building in New York City which at that time was the tallest building in the world. By the time of his death in 1919, Woolworth's retail empire had grown to more than a 1,000 stores in multiple countries.

Famous Kin

Frank Woolworth has a number of U.S. Presidents in his family tree including Rutherford B. Hayes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin Pierce, William Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush. He also has royal connections through a kinship with the late Princess Diana.

Probably the most well known of Frank Woolworth's close famous kin is his granddaughter Barbara Hutton. She was a socialite who gained much publicity as the “Poor Little RIch Girl” due to her extravagant lifestyle during the Great Depression. Other celebrity kin include, but is not limited to, actor Matt Damon, model Kate Upton, actress Katharine Hepburn, guitarist Duane Eddy, and actor Humphrey Bogart.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Frank W. Woolworth

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

8th cousin
via John Johnson

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Vore

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

8th cousin
via John Johnson

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin
via Richard Vore

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

8th cousin
via John Johnson

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin
via Richard Vore

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Isaac Sheldon

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Smith

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Blott

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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James Hosmer

(c1605 - 1685)
Elizabeth passenger 1635

6th great-granduncle
via Stephen Hosmer

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Linda Ronstadt

Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Benjamin Buell

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Smith

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Ashley

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Beach

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Root

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Dr. Jill Biden

First Lady of President Joseph Biden

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Francis Bushnell Jr.

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Smith

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Selden

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 3 times removed
via William Selden

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Thomas Selden

(c1616/7 - 1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

1st cousin 8 times removed
via William Selden

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

7th cousin
via Robert Ashley

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Burt

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 1 time removed
via George Griswold

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