Andrew Carnegie’s family began its life in Pittsburgh in a shantytown. After only five years of education, at age thirteen, Andrew took a job working twelve hours a day stoking boilers. He hated the job. It gave him nightmares. Soon he found a job working for a telegraph office.
Carnegie received his first job when he was 13 as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill at a mere $1.20 weekly wage. Carnegie’s big break came in 1849, when he was hired at the O’Reilly Telegraph Company. With this job, Carnegie was able to learn many of the important structures of business, which gave him important knowledge of commercial affairs and the new economy. Carnegies second big break arose when Thomas Scott hired him to be the personal telegrapher and secretary. Carnegie gained hands on experience in the railroad when a derailment almost caused heavy stoppage.
A man of Scotland, a distinguished citizen of the United States, and a philanthropist devoted to the betterment of the world around him, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became a real life rags to riches story. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835, Andrew Carnegie entered the world in poverty. The son of a hand weaver, Carnegie received his only formal education during the short time between his birth and his move to the United States. When steam machinery for weaving came into use, Carnegie’s father sold his looms and household goods, sailing to America with his wife and two sons. At this time, Andrew was twelve, and his brother, Thomas, was five.
Andrew Carnegie was one of the first businessmen to promote public-spirited philosophies that simultaneously achieved individual profit and benefited the America as a whole. Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. He and his family moved in 1848 to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a very poor city at the time, in search occupational opportunity. Carnegie’s family belonged to a part of the working class, often found borrowing money and accumulating debt to simply scrape by. Because of this, Carnegie started working early at the age of thirteen as a bobbin boy, making a mere salary of $1.20 a week for 60 hours of work.
My mom, Nancy, was a school teacher. I attended a school in Michigan, but I only went to school for no more than three months in his entire life. I was then home schooled by my mother. When I turned thirteen, I got my very first job as a newspaper boy. Since, I was a newspaper boy who worked by the railroad, I made my own lab that I could access from the railroad.
When Thomas became thirteen he asked his parents if he could get a job, they let him. He took the job of becoming a newsboy and “candy butcher” on the trains of the Grand Trunk Railway, running between Port Huron and Detroit. While having a job was fun for Thomas, he spent much of his free time reading scientific and technical books, he also spent some of this time learning how to operate a telegraph. In 1862, when he was fifteen, he printed and published the first ever newspaper to be typeset and printed on a moving train, The Weekly Herald. The London Times featured him and his paper in one of their stories, giving him his first exposure to international notoriety.
The mass production of the new steam looms left countless families out of work. To escape the depression of their hometown his family immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1848. At the age of thirteen, Carnegie began his new life in America as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory. Through a connection from his uncle, Carnegie was offered a job as a messenger boy and operator for the Telegraph Office. From the promotion of his new job, Carnegie became acquainted with Pittsburgh’s most Well-known men.
John Dalton was born in Eaglesfield, England on the date of September 6th, 1766. Dalton was born into a Quaker family where only two of his siblings survived. Dalton's father earned a living by being a handloom weaver (weaved fabrics by hand). Dalton had a very big drive and motivation to continue his education. The problem was that his family was very poor so by the age of fourteen Dalton began to work as a teacher in a Quaker school he had attended.
Andrew Carnegie grew up poor and started school at the age of eight with 150 students in one room. His family decided to move to America in 1848. At the age of twelve, Andrew started working and he soon worked himself up as a supervisor of the Penny’s entire Western Division. Carnegie officially owned the Carnegie Steel Corporation in 1889, which was the largest
He worked there until he was twenty-one years old. At that time he returned to New Haven to join his father’s business, making farm tools. For five years he worked for his father, building up the family business. On August 24, 1824, while he was still working for his father he married Clarissa Beecher who also lived in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1826 Charles Goodyear decided to move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.