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Uhmm, perhaps his family was a poor relation.  According to the Wiki bio his father borrowed money to emigrate to the Allegheny area.  Andrew was born about two years before the time David Carnegie, Sr. died.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 21st, 2009 at 09:46:43 PM EST
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