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Marjorie Merriweather Post

Born: 15-Mar-1887
Birthplace: Springfield, IL
Died: 12-Sep-1973
Location of death: Springfield, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Ashes scattered, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Religion: Christian Science
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Socialite, Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cereal heiress

Father: C. W. Post (cereal magnate, b. 26-Oct-1854, d. 9-May-1914, suicide)
Mother: Ella Letitia Merriweather (d. 22-Oct-1912)
Husband: Edward Bennett Close (m. 3-Dec-1905, div. Nov-1919)
Daughter: Adelaide Brevoort Close (b. 26-Jul-1908, d. 31-Dec-1998)
Daughter: Eleanor Post Close (b. 12-Dec-1909, d. 27-Nov-2006)
Husband: E. F. Hutton (7-Jul-1920, div. Sep-1935, one daughter)
Daughter: Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (actress, b. 9-Dec-1925, d. 22-May-2017)
Husband: Joseph E. Davies (attrorney and diplomat, m. 15-Dec-1935, div. Mar-1955)
Husband: Herbert A. May (railroad executive, m. 18-Jun-1958, div. 1964)

    High School: Mount Vernon Seminary, Washington, DC (1904)
    University: Mount Vernon College for Women
    Trustee: Mount Vernon College for Women

    Member of the Board of General Foods Apr-1936 to 1958
    Traveled to the USSR 1937-38
    Sulgrave Club 1940
    French Legion of Honor
    Risk Factors: Aviophobia


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