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  1. 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.

  2. A prominent socialite and real estate developer in the 1920s, Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932) was the daughter of oil magnate J.D. Rockefeller and the wife of Harold Fowler McCormick. She developed luxury apartments and subdivisions in Chicago and the suburbs, such as Devonshire Manor, Meadow Lake Garden Apartments, and Highlands. She also supported social and cultural causes, such as the opera and the zoo.

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  3. 1. Dez. 2020 · Chicago’s most famous social leader, Edith Rockefeller McCormick, died Aug. 25, 1932. More than 5,000 people gathered around her mansion at 1000 Lake Shore Drive to watch the start of her funeral...

  4. 27. Dez. 2019 · Edwin Krenn, left, and Edith Rockefeller McCormick walk on Michigan Avenue on March 27, 1932, as was their custom on Easter. Yet their story didn’t generate a fraction of the newspaper coverage ...

  5. 2. Feb. 2022 · Learn about the life and legacy of Edith Rockefeller McCormick, a wealthy socialite who donated land for Brookfield Zoo and supported cultural and artistic organizations in Chicago. Read an interview with the author of a new book that reveals her story and challenges.

  6. 12. Jan. 2021 · Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872–1932) was one of the wealthiest women of her time. She came to Zurich in 1913 to be treated by Carl Gustav Jung and stayed in the city until 1921. As a patron of the arts she supported Joyce, but withdrew her subsidy in 1919. Download chapter PDF.

  7. Edith Rockefeller McCormick was one of the most eccentric of America's art patrons in the early decades of the 20th century. Heiress to the Standard Oil fortune, for many years she ruled over Chicago society and gave lavishly to her city's cultural institutions.