Annie Corsina George

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Annie Corsina George (Fox)

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Australia
Death: July 21, 1904 (58)
Merriewold Park, Forestburgh, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Fox and Elizabeth Fox
Wife of Henry George
Mother of Jennie Atkinson; Richard Fox George; Henry George, Jr. and Anna Angela deMille

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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Immediate Family

About Annie Corsina George

Annie Corsina Fox was an eighteen-year-old Australian girl who had been orphaned and was living with an uncle when she became enamored with Henry George. The uncle, a prosperous, strong-minded man, was opposed to his niece's impoverished suitor. But the couple, defying him, eloped and married during late 1861, with Henry dressed in a borrowed suit and Annie bringing only a packet of books. The marriage was a happy one and four children were born to them. Fox's mother was Irish Catholic, and while George remained an Evangelical Protestant, the children were raised Catholic. On November 3, 1862 Annie gave birth to future United States Representative from New York, Henry George, Jr. (1862–1916). Early on, even with the birth of future sculptor, Richard F. George (1865–September 28, 1912), the family was near starvation, but George's increasing reputation and involvement in the newspaper industry lifted them from poverty. Their other two children were both daughters. The first was Jennie George, (c. 1867 - 1897), later to become Jennie George Atkinson. George's other daughter was Anna Angela George, (b. 1879), who would become mother of both future dancer and choreographer, Agnes de Mille [5] and future actress Peggy George, (who was born Margaret George de Mille).

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Annie Corsina George's Timeline

October 1845
November 3, 1862
Age 17
Sacramento, CA, United States
January 1865
Age 19
San Francisco, CA, United States
Age 21
San Francisco, CA, United States
October 2, 1877
Age 32
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
July 21, 1904
Age 58
Forestburgh, NY, United States