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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. Edith married Harold Fowler McCormick who was son of the founder of McCormick Harvesting Company […]
Born the 4th daughter of the Standard Oil tycoon, John D.Rockefeller, she showed from an early age she was a true original. She played the cello, and learned to speak several languages. At 23, she married Harold Fowler McCormick, heir to the McCormick fortune. Edith spent her money freely, something which alienated her from her father.
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Sep 26, 2012 · Edith Rockefeller McCormick. Edith Rockefeller was the daughter of Standard Oil tycoon John D Rockefeller, and older sister of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Her relationship with her father was tempestuous at best, as her extravagance and exuberance were at odds with his own, frugal, abstemious ways. Edith married Harold Fowler McCormick, a son of ...
“Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick” is an exceptional book about an exceptional woman. . . . This is a remarkable work that honors Edith’s many legacies and highlights a history that might otherwise have been lost.”—Valerie Biel, author of the Circle of Nine series
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1000 Lake Shore Dr. Chicago residence for Edith Rockefeller McCormick—and for a time–Harold. By the time Edith had finished doing up the already imposing house, it resembled a grand palace set in a French-style park. Today, several hundred people, living in two high-rises, occupy the space. Harold and Edith with Jack and Fowler in 1900.
Mar 17, 2003 · Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick, daughter of John D. Rockefeller, yesterday was granted a divorce from her husband, Harold F. McCormick, president of the International Harvester company. Desertion was the charge made by his wife, admitted by the husband, and substantiated at a hearing in the Superior court by Mrs. McCormick herself and two ...