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Edith Rockefeller McCormick (August 31, 1872 – August 25, 1932) was an American socialite, daughter of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller . She and her husband Harold Fowler McCormick were prominent in Chicago society, supporting many causes, including the city’s first opera company.
A prominent socialite and one of Chicago’s wealthiest women, Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932), became a real estate developer in the 1920s. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of oil magnate, J.D. Rockefeller, and his wife Laura Spelman Rockefeller.
Chicago's most famous social leader, Edith Rockefeller McCormick, died Aug. 25, 1932. More than 5,000 people gathered around her mansion at 1000 Lake Shore Drive to watch the start of her funeral...
McCormick. Birth. 4 Aug 1872. New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA. Death. 26 Aug 1932 (aged 60) Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. Burial. Graceland Cemetery.
Born in 1872, Edith soon developed artistic and intellectual inclinations. She played the cello, learned to speak several languages, and was an avid reader of scholarly works. At 23, she married...
Andrea Friederici Ross. 4.00. 92 ratings23 reviews. WINNER, 2021 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year in Traditional Nonfiction! Chicago’s quirky patron saint. This thrilling story of a daughter of America’s foremost industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, is complete with sex, money, mental illness, and opera divas—and a woman who ...
Edith Rockefeller McCormick (August 31, 1872 – August 25, 1932) was an American socialite and opera patron. Biography McCormick was the fourth daughter of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937) and his wife Laura Spelman Rockefeller ("Cettie") (1839–1915).
When Cyrus H. McCormick s brother Harold married Edith Rockefeller, it was hailed in the press as the marriage of the century, uniting the Standard Oil fortune and the International Harvester fortune. Harold immediately began construction of a 44-room lakefront mansion, Villa Turicum, adjacent to his brother s Walden.
Nearly 100 years ago, Edith Rockefeller McCormick donated 83 acres to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with the vision of building a large zoological park with modern construction and open enclosures similar to those she had enjoyed in Europe.
Edith Rockefeller McCormick Mansion (demolished) 1000 N. Lake Shore Drive Solon S. Beman, architect 1888 Note: The house was built for Nathaniel S. Jones and purchased by John D. Rockefeller in 1895 and presented to his daughter as a gift. “A pair of glazed terra cotta lions in superior condition.