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Elizabeth Porteus (1911 - 2010)

Elizabeth Dole Porteus, once dubbed the 'Pineapple Princess' as daughter of pineapple visionary James Dole, passed away July 24, 2010, at the age of 99 after a distinguished life as an avid historian...

7/22/2021 7/22/2021

Laura Johnson Wylie was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 1, 1855 to William Theodore Wylie and his wife Sarah Murray Johnson Wylie. Laura Johnson Wylie spent her childhood on the move, learning fr...

2/25/2020 2/25/2020

Edythe A. Sartorius (1900 - 1941)

7/11/2009 6/15/2019

Mary Oliver MP (1935 - 2019)

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? (Excerpt from "The Summer Day") Mary Oliver was an American poet who won...

1/18/2019 1/23/2019

Gertrude C Prins (1906 - 1987)

Gertrude C Buttenwieser New York City Marriage License Index 1908-1972 Marriage: Feb 15 1937 - Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States Groom: Jacob W Prins "New York, New York Cit...

2/7/2009 8/15/2018

Sau Lan Wu 吳秀蘭 is a Chinese American particle physicist and the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She made important contributions towards the disc...

7/22/2018 7/22/2018

Suzanne Massie is an American author and played an important role in the relations between Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union in the final years of the Cold War. Massie is the daughter of a Swiss...

12/16/2013 7/8/2018

Anthony Bourdain MP (1956 - 2018)


Anthony Bourdain  was an American chef, author, and television personality. He was noted by popular sources as one of the most influential chefs in the world. Born in the United States to a Catholic fa...

4/4/2012 6/8/2018

Elizabeth Heth Dessau (1891 - 1955)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Mar 28 2018, 16:42:05 UTC

6/11/2012 3/26/2018

Letitia Baldrige (February 9, 1926 – October 29, 2012) was an American etiquette expert and public relations executive who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary. Kn...

12/30/2008 2/6/2018

Eleanor Warren (1913 - 1996)

Eleanor Clark (July 6, 1913 – February 16, 1996) was an American writer. She was born in Los Angeles. She attended Vassar College in the 1930s and was involved with the literary magazine Con Spirito ...

11/21/2008 11/20/2017

Vanessa Daou MP

"Vanessa Gibbs-Daou"

Vanessa Daou is an American singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist, and dancer. Most notably a musician, her work is known among electronica, nu jazz, and trip hop circles for her trademark spoken wor...

9/6/2017 9/6/2017

Margaret R. Manning (1921 - 1984)

Margaret R. Manning (died 1984) was an American journalist and book reviewer. She was book editor of the Boston Globe the final ten years of her life, and twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for ...

4/8/2017 4/8/2017

Elinor Morgenthau (1892 - 1949)

ELINOR MORGENTHAU 1891 – 1949 by Edna S. Friedberg Elinor Morgenthau was an assimilationist German Jewish success story. Morgenthau achieved prominence by promoting the men around her and by ca...

6/18/2009 4/1/2017

Blanchette Ferry Rockefeller MP (1909 - 1992)

Blanchette Ferry Hooker was born in New York City on October 2, 1909. As the daughter of Blanche Ferry and Elon Huntington Hooker, she came from extraordinary affluence. Her mother's family owned the F...

7/23/2008 1/26/2017

Aaron Louis Treadwell, Ph.D. MP (1866 - 1947)

From Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. T & U Prof. Dr. Aaron Louis Treadwell, (23 Dec. - Redding, Connecticut) 1866-1947 (24 June), US polychaetologist at Miamy Univ. 1891-1900, Vass...

6/19/2014 1/26/2017

Dr. Elizabeth M. B. Thelberg (1860 - 1935)

"Dr. T", "Gaga", "Lizzie"

"Dr. T" was a professor of physiology and hygiene from 1887 to 1890 and from 1892 to 1930 at Vassar College. On Jan. 14, 1926, she was decorated by the French government for her war work. She was one o...

8/7/2008 1/26/2017

Jean Webster (1876 - 1916)

Jean Webster: Humanitarian/ Author A Woman Whose Words Should Not Be Forgotten Jun 19, 2007 Melissa Howard Jean Webster is an important American author. Not only for the lasting success of tw...

11/15/2007 1/26/2017

Helen Harrison Hadley (1863 - 1939)

Helen Harrison Morris was the wife of Arthur Twining Hadley, was President Emeritus of Yale University. Her father, Luzon B. Morris, governor of Connecticut from 1894-1896. She was born in 1863 and l...

9/2/2010 1/26/2017

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis MP (1929 - 1994)

"Jackie Kennedy", "Jackie Onassis", "Jacqueline Kennedy", "Jackie"

Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy , and First Lady of the United States from ...

6/11/2007 1/26/2017

Ruth Reardon O'Brien MP

Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

Ruth Reardon O'Brien is a prominent American lawyer who became a ground-breaking figure in the legal world when she became one of the first female partners of a major law firm. She was selected for inc...

7/29/2011 1/26/2017

Hettie Shields Jarnagin (1872 - 1908)


Hettie Shields Jarnagin was an American librarian. She graduated from Vassar College (year unknown) and later the Pratt Institute Library School (1907). Hettie joined the American Library Associati...

8/14/2008 1/26/2017

Margaret Chinn Cady MP (1785 - 1871)

Margaret Chinn Livingston was born on 18 February 1785. She married Judge Daniel Cady, son of Eleazer Cady, on 8 August 1801. Margaret Chinn Livingston died on 15 September 1871.

3/11/2009 1/26/2017

Barbara Pitney Reeve (1929 - 2000)

Barbara Pitney Lamb is the mother of the late actor Christopher Reeve. Lamb was a journalist who had been a student at Vassar College, but transferred to Barnard College to be closer to Franklin, Chris...

1/25/2008 1/26/2017

Janet Norton Bouvier MP (1907 - 1989)

Janet Norton Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Morris (December 3, 1907 - July 22, 1989) was an American socialite. She was the mother of former United States First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Le...

11/2/2007 1/26/2017

Harriot Eaton Blatch MP (1856 - 1940)

Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (January 20, 1856 – November 20, 1940) was an American writer and suffragist and the daughter of pioneering women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

12/10/2010 1/26/2017

Ruth Benedict was an American anthropologist. She was born in New York City, and attended Vassar College, graduating in 1909. She entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1919, studying und...

6/15/2007 1/26/2017

Emily W. Sunstein MP (1924 - 2007)

Emily Weisberg Sunstein (April 28, 1924 - April 21, 2007) was an American campaigner, political activist and biographer. Born Emily Weisberg in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from high school there. ...

7/14/2011 1/25/2017