Romaine Dahlgren Orthwein

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Romaine Dahlgren Orthwein (Pierce)

Birthplace: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in New York City, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Vinton Ulric Dahlgren Pierce and Margaret Knickerbocker McIywaine
Wife of James Busch Orthwein
Ex-wife of William Simpson and David Michael Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Mother of <private> Chabrier and <private> Gutterman (Orthwein)
Sister of Margaret Lander Pierce

Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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Romaine Dahlgren Orthwein's Timeline

July 17, 1923
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
May 23, 1946
Age 22
New York, New York, United States

William Simpson Will Take Washington Girl as His Bride ~ By Judith Cass

News of interest here comes from Mrs. Clark McIlwaine of Washington, D.C., who today is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Miss Romaine Dahlgren Pierce, to William Simpson of Locust Valley, NY, youngest son of Mrs James Simpson of Glencoe and the late Mr Simpson. Friends of young Mr Simpson met his fiancee when she was here with him for a visit with his mother last week.

Miss Pierce is the daughter of the late Vinton Dahlgren Pierce of Washington, who was a grandson of Adm. John Dahlgren of Civil War fame. She was educated at the Beaver County Day school in Boston and at Foxcroft school in Virginia.

Mr Simpson, who served during the war with the American field service, attended St Paul's school in Concord, NH and was graduated from Harvard University in 1934. His brothers are James Simpson Jr and John M Simpson.

Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL. Thursday 9 May 1946. Page 23.

Age 24
February 4, 1950
Age 26
District of Columbia, United States
Age 36
July 10, 1964
Age 40
New York, New York, United States

Romaine Lady Milford Haven of 510 Park Avenue and James Busch Orthwein of St. Louis will be married on Friday at her apartment. State Supreme Court Justice Irving H. Saypol is expected to perform the cere­mony.

Lady Milford Haven, who has been a professional model for the last five years, is the daugh­ter of Mrs. Clark McIywaine of Washington. In 1950 she was married to the Marquess of Mil­ford Haven, a great‐great‐grand­son of Queen Victoria. The mar­riage ended in divorce in 1954, when Lady Milford Haven ob­tained a Mexican decree. She obtained a London decree in 1960.

The bride‐to‐be, daughter also of the late Vinton Ulric Dahl­gren Pierce of Washington, was Miss Romaine Dahlgren Pierce at her first marriage in 1946 to William Simpson of Locust Val­ley, L. I. She had a daughter, Gwendolyn, by that marriage before it ended in divorce.

Mr. Orthwein is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Percy J. Orthwein of St. Louis. He is vice president of the D'Arcy Advertising Agency, of which his father was president. His mother was a member of the Busch family, founders of the Anheuser‐Busch brewery. Mr. Orthwein has also been married and divorced.


February 15, 1975
Age 51
New York City, New York, United States
Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States