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Edward Avery Mcilhenny

conservationist , explorer

Edward Avery Mcilhenny, American conservationist, explorer.

Background

Mcilhenny, Edward Avery was born on March 29, 1872 in Avery Island, Louisiana, United States. Son of Edmund and Mary Eliza (Avery) Mcilhenny.

Education

Student Wyman’s Institute, Alton, Illinois, 1885-1887, Holbrook School, Ossining, New York, 1887-1890, Lehigh University, 1890-1892.

Career

President McIlhenny Company, Petite Company, Jungle Gardens, Inc., Jan Jean Lafitte Company.

Membership

Member National Association Audubon Socs., American Game Protective Society, American Geography Society, American Museum Natural History, American Ornithologists’ Union, American Genetic Society, American Society Mammalogists, Game Conservation Society, The Agassiz Association, Horticultural Society of New York, Florida State Horticultural Society, Philharmonic Society (New Orleans, Louisiana), Washington (District of Columbia) Biological Society, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Arctic, Explorers’ (New York).

Connections

Married Mary Matthews, June 9, 1900. Children: Rosemary (Mistress.

father:
Edmund Mcilhenny

mother:
Mary Eliza (Avery) Mcilhenny

spouse:
Mary Matthews

child:
Rosemary (Mrs Mcilhenny