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Margaret Louise "Daisy" Post Bruguiere
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1876
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1969
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

One of Newport's last Gilded Age hostesses. Wife of James Laurens Van Alen and Louis Sather Bruguiere. Mother of James H. Van Alen, William L. Van Alen and Louise Van Alen Saunderson.

She was the niece of Lulu Vanderbilt, wife of Frederick Vanderbilt (grandson of the Commodore), and when he died her left her $10 million and his Hyde Park mansion (which she turned into a national park). Her husband James L. Van Alen's father had built Wakehurst cottage in Newport because he was depressed by the death of his wife Emily Astor. When Margaret's husband died he left her $26 million along with Wakehurst and their New York City mansion 871 Fifth Avenue. She sold 871 Fifth Avenue shortly after for $70,000. She became a year around resident of Newport and lived in grand style. She married yachtsman Louis Bruguiere but he died six years later leaving her $5 million. (thank you Tyler Hughes
Family links: 
  James Laurens Van Alen (1878 - 1927)
  Louis Sather Bruguiere (1882 - 1954)
  Jimmy Van Alen (1902 - 1991)*
  William Laurens Van Alen (1907 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Berkeley Memorial Cemetery
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Mar 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18514404
Margaret Louise Daisy <i>Post</i> Bruguiere
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Margaret Louise Daisy <i>Post</i> Bruguiere
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