George Huntington Hartford
Grandson George Huntington Hartford II was born April 18, 1911, in New York, and given the name of his grandfather, a tea merchant who founded the company that his sons would expand into a chain of full-service supermarkets. After graduating from Harvard University, Mr. Hartford – who had an annual income of $1.5 million from his grandfather’s estate – joined the New York-based family company, expecting to be placed in upper management. Instead, his two uncles, who ran the company, assigned him to a rank-and-file role monitoring sales of bread and pound cake. “I had an income of over a million dollars a year. Can you imagine me sitting out with a bunch of clerks?” Mr. Hartford told author Lisa Gubernick for her 1991 biography, “Squandered Fortune.” His uncles fired him after six months, and Mr. Hartford became a man of leisure – sailing, partying in New York’s best clubs, and surrounding himself with drugs, women and alcohol.
Final Resting Place:
408 Orange Road
Montclair, New Jersey, 07042
Grave Location:Plot 42, Lot 8
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery take the first right and drive a short distance until you see the white “Hartford” mausoleum (no relation). Make a sharp left with the Hartford mausoleum on your right and drive 200 feet and park. On your right you will see the massive 4-column mausoleum that is the final resting place of George Huntington Hartford and his wife Marie. Note none of the plots are marked so … good luck!
Grave Location GPS40.790606325146946, -74.22309433264225
Read More About George Huntington Hartford:
- Wikipedia Entry
- A&P in American Life: The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ
- George Huntington Hartford Foundation
- After squandering his vast A&P inheritance, grandson Huntington Hartford turned to drugs, then vanished from sight.
- A&P by Wikipedia
- Forgotten: A&P Grocery
- A&P made one mistake that undermined its business
- Harvard Business Review: Do no grieve for the great A&P