Ida Tarbell was born November 5th, 1887 and her parents names are Franklin Sumner and Elizabeth McCullough Tarbell. When Ida was young her father lost the family farm so they moved to Titusville where her father became an oil tank manufacturer.
Although her Father often struggled in the standard oil company, Ida was the top student in her class and graduated Titusville high school with the highest academic honor.
THE HISTORY OF THE STANDARD OIL COMPANYCONSPIRACY, EXPLOITATION, ESPIONAGEBY IDA TARBELL
In 1891, Ida Tarbell began to study at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris where she met Sam McClure. Sam McClure saw value in Ida and offered her a new job with his new publication.
NO MORE STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Ida Returned home in 1849 and began writing for McClure Magazine. Her pieces and stories about Lincoln and Napoleon gained lots of popularity.
After gaining lots of popularity, Ida began writing about a topic that hit very close to home which was the injustice of the standard oil company. She produced 19 articles about secret operations of standard oil.
Her series compiled in to an expose about the history of the standard oil company. The standard oil company was busted and President Roosevelt forced the dismantling of the standard oil company.