Margaret Duchess of Argyll

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Ethel Margaret Campbell (Whigham)

Birthplace: Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: July 25, 1993 (80)
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Brookwood, Surrey, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Hay Whigham and Helen Marion Mann Whigham
Ex-wife of Charles Sweeny and Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll
Mother of Private; Private and Brian Charles Sweeny

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About Margaret Duchess of Argyll

Birth: Dec. 1, 1912 Death: Jul. 25, 1993

Duchess of Argyll. One of the most photographed and publicized society beauties of her time, she was first married to American stockholder and golfer Charles Sweeny. The couple remained in London during the war, and she assisted her husband in forming the "Eagle" squadrons, manned by American pilots in the period before America entered the war. After their divorce, she married Ian Douglas Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll. They were subsequently involved in a sensational divorce case that ran from 1959 to 1963 and which attracted enormous media interest. She published her memoirs, Forget Not, in 1975 and died in St. George's Nursing Home in London. She wished to be buried near Inverary Castle (the Argyll family home), this request was refused; therefore she was buried with her first husband who had died just a few months before. (bio by: Connie Nisinger)

Source Findagrave - Pam Karp May 2013

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Margaret Duchess of Argyll's Timeline

December 1, 1912
Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 5, 1940
Age 27
July 25, 1993
Age 80
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
August 3, 1993
Age 80
Brookwood, Surrey, United Kingdom