Milestones, Feb. 16, 1931

  • Share
  • Read Later

(2 of 2)

Died. Lady Helen Vivien Decies, 39, daughter and heiress of the late George Jay Gould, wife of John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies, Boer War veteran; of jaundice and heart attack; in London.

Died. Philip Leslie Hale,* 65, artist, onetime art critic for the Boston Evening Transcript and Boston Herald, son of Rev. Edward Everett Hale, who wrote The Man Without a Country; after an operation; in Boston.

Died. Mrs. Cora Buzzelle Millay. 67, mother of Poetess Edna St. Vincent Millay (Renascence, The Buck in the Snow, The King's Henchman), Novelist Kathleen Millay (Wayfarer), Singer Norma Millay (in Manhattan's Intimate Opera); of cerebral hemorrhage; in Camden, Maine.

Died, Mrs. Amy Victorine Putnam Pinhey,81, landscape painter, longtime resident of Paris, daughter of the late Publisher George Palmer Putnam; in Geneva, Switzerland, where she had lived five years with her sister Ruth Putnam, authoress, League of Nations official. She had six brothers: the late Major George Haven, Civil War veteran, longtime president of G. P. Putnam's Sons; Herbert, Librarian of Congress; Irving, president of G. P. Putnam's Sons; Kingman, retired Manhattan marine insurance broker; the late Bayard Taylor; the late John Bishop, father of the present George Palmer Putnam (see p. 32).

Died. Mrs. Lucy ("Aunt Lucy") Stewart Knox, 93, grandmother of Cinemactress Anita Stewart; in Brooklyn, N. Y. A friend of William Marcy ("Boss") Tweed, she hid him lin her Brooklyn house in 1875 after he had been found guilty of colossal thieveries from the New York municipal government and sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. By her aid he eluded vigilant watchers, escaped to Cuba on his yacht.

*Not to be confused with his cousin Philip Hale, music and dramatic critic for the Boston Herald, program annotator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. Next Page