Business: Noblesse Oblige

At Wytheville, Va. a girl child named Edith Boiling was born in 1872 with the noteworthy distinction of being a descendant (in the ninth generation) of Pocahontas. In 1915 she acquired further distinction by becoming the third woman in history* to marry a U. S. President while he was in office. Last week as sole proprietor of a famed 131-year-old business she acquired distinction for business ideals. When the present Widow Wilson married Norman Gait in 1896 she married the scion of an established institution. The jewelry firm of Gait & Bro. was...

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