When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

In 1860 Wharton, after some challenging negotiations with the directors of the company, developed for Lehigh Zinc the first plant to manufacture metallic zinc in America.

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. However, when he was 16, he went on the advice of his parents to mature and learn the life of a farmer, a common dream of city-born Hicksite Quakers at the time, and boarded with Joseph and Abigail Walton on their family farm near West Chester, Pennsylvania, for three years. Wharton was a colleague of leaders such as inventors Ezra Cornell, Elias Howe and Thomas Edison, and entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt. Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. When he was 19, Wharton apprenticed with an accountant for two years and became proficient in business methods and bookkeeping. Georgetown, Guyana. Edith Wharton — ‘Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? JUST LOVE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

Wharton saw a potential solution to both of these problems. "Hall of Fame: Joseph Wharton 1826–1909", This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 21:56. If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. Hoping to profit from the use of nickel in coins, Wharton in 1863 sold his interest in zinc and started the manufacture of nickel at Camden, New Jersey, taking over a nickel mine and refining works at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. However, from the endeavor he gained valuable experience.

Inspirational Light Mirror Candle. He was a defender of large business and evolved into a staunch Republican. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. A domestic journey, to Nevada to see his gold mines there, resulted in "The Buttes of the Canyon".

The family was active in swimming and sailing, and the grandchildren enjoyed playing on the rocks and tidal pools below the house. all you can do is he there and suffer. Current city.

When his children were young, Wharton enjoyed taking them rowing and sailing about the harbor.

He started several enterprises on the South New Jersey property, including a menhaden fish factory that produced oil and fertilizer, a modern forestry planting operation, and cranberry and sugar beet farms. Wharton suggested that a city-controlled company could develop the necessary water mains and pump, funded by public purchase of stocks and bonds. Wharton also purchased land containing ore and an iron furnace in northern New Jersey at Port Oram, New Jersey (now Wharton, New Jersey) which was located close to the Morris Canal and railroads. Joseph Wharton (March 3, 1826 – January 11, 1909) was an American industrialist. [7], Washington politics and distinguished guests, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFRoss1987 (, History of Wharton Borough; Morris County, New Jersey, https://www.si.com/college-football/2016/08/08/ucla-qb-josh-rosen-bonafide-star-how-will-he-handle-fame, Historic and Architectural Resources of Jamestown, Rhode Island, Plan of Wharton's American Nickel Works in Camden, NJ, Survey #23442345, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joseph_Wharton&oldid=982229104, American businesspeople in the coal industry, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania people, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2015, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September 2009, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. As a boy, Wharton attended two Quaker boarding schools in the towns outside of Philadelphia and also several private schools in the city. Read more about Joseph Wharton:  Early Years, Schooling, Starting in Business, Family Life, Nickel Manufacture, Estate, Water and New Jersey, Summers, Business Empire, Bethlehem Steel, Washington Politics and Distinguished Guests, Science, Swarthmore College, Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, Last Years and Death, Legacy, “St Joseph thought the world would meltBut liked the way his finger smelt.”—William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), “Mrs.

When he was nearly 80, he visited his Nevada silver mine by canoeing down the Colorado River and descending into the mine in a bucket, and when he was 81, he traveled to Germany with his grandson, Joseph Wharton Lippincott, to visit Kaiser Wilhelm II and had dinner on the kaiser's yacht. He continued to oversee his holdings in coke manufacture in Pennsylvania and iron in northern New Jersey.