Notable Residents

 

Bellevue has a long list of famous and influential residents ranging from Admirals to billionaire entrepreneurs and on to both famous and infamous broadcast personalities. Here are some of Bellevue's most notable residents


Business

  • Henry Morrison Flagler - Standard Oil tycoon, developer of Eastern Florida and "Father of Miami", began his business career in Bellevue in the 1840s
  • Stephen V. Harkness - who invested as a silent partner with Henry Morrison Flagler and oil titan John D. Rockefeller, Sr.  to found Standard Oil. Stephen's son Lamon V. Harkness was born in Bellevue and was a "Standard Oil Heir" from the Harkness investments in Standard Oil
  • Daniel M. Harkness, half brother of both Henry Flagler and Stephen V. Harkness was an investor in Standard Oil. He was Bellevue's weathiest long term resident.
  • William L. Harkness, son of Daniel M. Harkness and "Standard Oil Heir" was born in Bellevue
  • Cheryl Krueger - the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cheryl & Co. aka "Cheryl's Cookies".
  • Amos E. Northup - Automotive designer


Military Service

  • Vice Admiral John W. Greenslade (Class of 1895) - Vice Admiral & U.S. Commander of the Pacific-Southern Naval Coastal Frontier during World War II
  • Arthur F. Gorham - Commander of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II; twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross the nation's second highest award for bravery
  • Howard L. Vickery - Rear Admiral Howard Vickery, Vice Chairman U.S. Maritime Commission during World War II


Sports


Broadcasting


Other

  • Mildred Gillars (Attended Bellevue High School from 1913 to 1916) - Radio personality during World War II, best known for propaganda broadcasts for Nazi Germany; also known as Axis Sally
  • Brittany Binger - June 2007 Playboy Playmate and International Model

John Aubrey Wright. Among the active men prominent in the business and social life of Bellevue, one of the most prominent is John Aubrey Wright, who is president of the Wright Brothers Insurance Agency. He was born at Bellevue, March 28, 1858, the son of John and Betsy (Ford) Wright. 
Both John Wright, the father, and his wife were natives of England. At the age of 20 years he came to the United States and settled on a farm in Lyme Township, Huron County. During his first year here he was employed by Rufus Russell for the sum of $100 per year. With this small start after one year he married and settled on a farm in Groton Township, Erie County, Ohio. Mr. Wright became one of the most prosperous farmers in this section of Ohio and was the owner of 4,000 acres of well improved land. He retired from farming in 1884. He was then living in Lyme Township, Huron County, four miles east of Bellevue, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died in 1907. His wife, Betsy Wright, died in 1886. Both are buried in Lyme Township.

The Henry Flagler You May Not Know by John Blades, The Flagler Museum 


Historic St. Augustine Research Institute/Ideas & Images Lecture Mr. John Blades, Executive Director of Flagler Museum "Amazing Things About Henry M. Flagler Very Few People Know"

Published on Mar 26, 2013

Bellevue's Henry Flagler built Whitehall in Palm Beach as a wedding present for his new wife. It now functions as The Henry Flagler Museum. The museum recently received the 2014 Muse Award for Excellence in Historical and Cultural Heritage.

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Get involved with this years 2017 Taste of Tremont Block Party!!!

Below you will find information about sponsorships to this great Bellevue community event !

2017 Taste of Tremont Sponsor Letter

 

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  • H.L. Vickery

    H.L. Vickery

  • Axis Sally

    Axis Sally

  • Bradbury Norton Robinson Jr

    Bradbury Norton Robinson Jr

  • DM Harkness

    DM Harkness

  • Stephen V. Harkness

    Stephen V. Harkness

  • WIlliam L. Harkness

    WIlliam L. Harkness

  • Brad Snyder

    Brad Snyder

  • Henry Morrison Flagler

    Henry Morrison Flagler

  • Amos Northup

    Amos Northup