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Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Collection

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About the Cone family

Moses H. Cone, the son of a German immigrant and the eldest of thirteen children, was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, in 1857. The Cone family later moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where Moses H. Cone’s father, Herman Cone, started a wholesale grocery business. While still teenagers, Moses H. Cone and his brother, Ceasar Cone (1859-1917), became salesman for their father’s grocery firm.

 

Eventually, the two brothers moved from groceries to textiles and ultimately based their headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1895, they built Proximity Manufacturing Company, later named Cone Mills Corporation, which soon became one of North Carolina’s leading textile manufacturers. Cone Mills Corporation also became one of the largest producers of denim in America.

 

Moses H. Cone married Bertha Lindau (1858-1947) on 15 February 1888. During the first years of the 20th Century, Cone built Flat Top Manor (now the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park) in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Moses Cone and his wife, Bertha Cone, used Flat Top Manor as their primary residence until his death in 1908.

 

Three years after Moses H. Cone’s death, Bertha Cone established the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Trust in memory of her deceased husband. After her death in 1947, hospital trustees began planning the construction of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, which was completed in 1953. The Hospital opened its doors to patients on 25 February 1953.

About the collection

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Collection consists of papers, photographs, record books, scrapbooks, and audio-visual materials relating to the Cone family and the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. The bulk of the materials consist of legal and administrative documents created by the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Members of the Cone family primarily represented are Moses H. Cone, Ceasar Cone, Etta Cone, Bertha Cone, Claribel Cone, and Fredrick Cone.

 

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