Talk:Henry Clay Frick

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philanthropy?[edit]

Yes and no. He did buy St. Peter's Episcopal church, the site of the Frick Building, and donated the church back to the congregation. It was dismantled stone by stone, and re-erected in the fashionable suburb of Oakland in 1901. On the other hand, who is depicted in a Catholic church mural as Dives in Hell? Is it HC Frick or Andrew Carnegie?Pustelnik 13:42, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't think he was a philanthropist, so I removed it--Jaysscholar 21:04, 9 September 2005 (UTC)


From what I know, Emma Goldman as a prostitute is a rather dubious factoid.


According to Ms. Goldman herself, she came very close, but never actually went through with it.

Assassination story bias/rumor?[edit]

The details pertaining to Berkman's assassination attempt seem shaky at best. The language is fairly biased, clearly sympathetic to Berkman as the hero of the encounter. Also, the Emma Goldman/prostitution rumor is false. Also, this part of the article implies that she was deported as a result of her (actually minimal) support for Berkman's attempt, not obstructing the draft, the actual cause. I don't mean to be glib, but this article seems to have been written either by an arch-conservative or Frick's grandchild (or both).

In addition to the above, from Les Standiford's book "Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America", the story mentioned in this article (about Frick denying anesthesia and other "tid-bits") is given less credibility that the alternative described in that book.

sources[edit]

This is an article which could very easily have proper sources for the statements, and a few good books and articles in the ==Further reading==. That it doesn't , might make some people wonder if the material might have been plagiarized, so get them in.DGG 00:42, 21 December 2006 (UTC)


I cannot find documentation to support that Henry Clay Frick died of an undiagnosed case of syphilis. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.95.80.181 (talk) 20:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Contradictory information about strike deaths[edit]

Several people were killed, including nine workers. Then the other guy sought vengeance for the seven workers killed. This needs good and accurate sources, presumably ones that include and categorize all the deaths in the strike, then consistency throughout. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.147.106.124 (talk) 18:03, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Contradictory information about the Johnstown flood[edit]

If you follow the link to the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club (and the Johnstown Flood), they provide additional information which contradicts the information in this article - it is clear all three article started from the same source, as they share substantial identical text.

The Club did NOT "create" the earthen dam - the dam "was originally built between 1838-1853 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Pennsylvania Main Line canal system to be used as a reservoir for the canal basin in Johnstown". Frick was born in 1849.

This paragraph contains strong implications that Frick and his associates caused the Johnstown Flood for the purpose of wiping out their main competitor in the steel industry. That's a pretty strong charge - given that the courts determined the failure to have been an "Act of God" following 6-10 inches of rain in a 24 hour period. You may not agree with the outcome of a court decision, but they make the final determination of "fact".StreamingRadioGuide (talk) 03:01, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

1893-1917[edit]

So what did Frick do in those 25 years? patsw (talk) 02:21, 24 March 2013 (UTC)