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Francis Anthony Drexel
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1824
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1885
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Banker. Philanthropist. He was the oldest son of Francis Martin Drexel, an Austrian artist and musician, and Catherine Hookey. He married Hannah J. Langstroth who gave birth Elizabeth Langstroth and Katharine Mary. Hannah died shortly after Katharine's birth. In 1860, he married Emma Bouvier with whom he had a third daughter, Louise Bouvier. When he died in 1885, he left 10% of his $15,000,000 estate to charity. The balance was left in trust for his daughters. Elizabeth and Louise founded the Saint Francis Industrial School in Eddington, Pennsylvania, and endowed the Francis A. Drexel Chair in Moral Theology at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Under the terms of his will, his three daughters received a lifetime income from the trust. When Katharine, the last surviving daughter, died in 1955, there were no direct heirs. The trust terminated and the remaining $14,000,000 was divided among the original charities named in Drexel's will. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Martin Drexel (1792 - 1863)
  Catherine Hookey Drexel (1795 - 1870)
 
 Spouses:
  Hannah Jane Langstroth Drexel (1826 - 1858)
  Emma Mary Bouvier Drexel (1833 - 1883)
 
 Siblings:
  Heloise C. Drexel Smith (____ - 1895)**
  Francis Anthony Drexel (1824 - 1885)
  Anthony Joseph Drexel (1826 - 1893)*
  Joseph William Drexel (1833 - 1888)*
  Caroline Drexel Watmough (1837 - 1911)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Jan 28, 2006
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Francis Anthony Drexel
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Francis Anthony Drexel
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