Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by the well-known industrialist John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, silent partner Stephen V. Harkness, and Oliver Burr Jennings, who had married the sister of William Rockefeller's wife. In 1870 Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil in Ohio.
Standard Oil Gas Station- Odell. On the National Register of Historic Places, this gas station was built in 1932 and served travelers until 1975. It was restored with the help of the Illinois Route 66 Association's Preservation Committee.
The People vs. Standard Oil was a Supreme Court case that discussed the violation of anti-trust laws by the Standard Oil company. They were accused of predatory pricing and colluding with railroads to eliminate competitors.