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Lucretia Bishop Stotesbury (Roberts)

Also Known As: "Eva Roberts"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: May 21, 1946 (81)
Villa El Mirasol, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James H. Roberts and Harriet E. Roberts (Smith)
Wife of Edward Townsend Stotesbury and Oliver Eaton Cromwell, Sr.
Mother of Henrietta Louise Cromwell; Oliver Eaton Cromwell, Jr. and James Henry Roberts Cromwell
Sister of James H. Roberts Jr.
Half sister of Mary T. Roberts

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About Lucretia Bishop Stotesbury

Here is the link for the portion of the google book version of the GRANDE DAMES by STEPHEN BIRMINGHAM that discusses Eva Stotesbury as a hostess for those who have never read it. One can also scroll up and read the rest about the Stotesburys and Whitemarsh Hall.

Whitemarsh Hall

Whitemarsh Hall

Whitemarsh Hall

This is where ET Stotesbury went to school, and graduated in 1865:

Here is a link to a video of Eva Stotesbury (my great grandmother) and Edward welcoming guests to El Mirasol for a party.

"Eva let me know if that tiara is too heavy for you" ~ A little story about Eva, her diamond & emerald tiara and Mrs. Mac (Katherine MacMullan - Eva's social secretary). From The Right People by Stephen Birmingham. ((For years, Mrs. MacMullan was Mrs.Edward T. Stotesbury's personal arbiter elegantiarum, and one of Mrs. Stotesbury's great difficulties in life was a particular diamond and emerald tiara. It was so heavy with stones that whenever she wore it, it gave her a stiff neck. Mrs. MacMullan said, "You deserve to suffer with that much jewelry on your head. Either attach a few helium balloons to it or wear it without complaining." The same tiara had a tendency to list to one side and fall over Mrs. Stotesbury's ear. And so Mrs. MacMullan stationed herself behind Mrs. Stotesbury at parties and, whenever the tiara began to slip,nudged it back into place again.)) Photos are of Eva Stotesbury and Mrs. Mac (Katherine MacMullan)

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Lucretia Bishop Stotesbury's Timeline

September 6, 1864
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
September 14, 1890
Age 26
Probably Illinois, United States
Age 27
United States
June 4, 1896
Age 31
New York, New York, New York, United States
May 21, 1946
Age 81
Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States