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Edna Hutton (Woolworth)

Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, USA
Cause of death: Edna Hutton committed suicide when her daughter Barbara was six years old
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth and Jennie Woolworth
Wife of Franklyn Laws Hutton
Mother of Barbara Hutton
Sister of Jessie Woolworth and Helena Woolworth

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About Edna Hutton

In October 2015 the Woolworth Mansion burned

The spirit of Woolworth's second daughter Edna is said to linger around the premises after she committed suicide on May 2, 1917.

It is claimed she took her own life at New York City's Plaza Hotel, though many believe the never-unlocked 'Marie Antoinette' room in the mansion was in fact the place of Edna's death, while her father was hosting a party.

Following the incident, a crack appeared in the marble family crest above the fireplace.

Noises have been heard, 'spirit sightings' have been reported, and visitors claimed they heard a woman crying in the Marie Antoinette room.

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Edna, married to E. F. Hutton's brother, died young from a suicide, leaving a grandaughter at 7 years old to inherit a large part of his estate. That along with a trust from her father was reportedly squandered and reports of excess caused some rioting among Woolworth employees working at low wages.

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Edna Hutton's Timeline

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 17
Manhattan, New York, New York
Age 24
November 14, 1912
Age 29
New York, NY, USA
May 2, 1917
Age 34
New York, New York, USA