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Edith Rockefeller Mccormick

philanthropist

Edith Rockefeller Mccormick, American philanthropist. Member League of Women Voters, Ohio Society, D.A.R., Friends of Opera, Drama League.

Background

Mccormick, Edith Rockefeller was born on August 31, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Daughter of John Davison and Laura Celestia (Spelman) Rockefeller.

Education

Educated under private tutelage.

Career

Resided abroad 15 years. One of two founders of John McCormick Institution of Infectious Diseases. Original promoter of civic opera in Chicago.

Founder Chicago Zoölogical Gardens. Patroness of opera in English for American audiences.

Membership

Member League of Women Voters, Ohio Society, D.A.R., Friends of Opera, Drama League.

Connections

Married Harold Fowler McCormick, November 26, 1895 (divorced 1921). Children: Fowler, Muriel (Mistress.

father:
John Davison Rockefeller

mother:
Laura Celestia (Spelman) Rockefeller

spouse:
Harold Fowler McCormick

children:
Fowler Mccormick

Muriel (Mrs Mccormick