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Cordelia Drexel Biddle Robertson
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1898
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1984
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

The widow of T. Markoe Robertson and former wife of Angier Buchanan Duke, Cordelia was a prominent figure in New York society and philanthropic circles.

She served for 35 years as a director of Boys Harbor, a camp in East Hampton, Long Island, for underprivileged children that was established by her family in 1937. She also was a director of the Musicians Emergency Fund and a former
chairman of the benefit committee of Southampton Hospital.

She was author, along with Kyle Crichton, of the book, "My Philadelphia Father," a memoir of her father, Col. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. The book was made into the 1956 Broadway comedy, "The Happiest Millionaire."

She was survived by her two sons, Angier Biddle Duke and Anthony Drexel Duke.

Thanks to "Anonymous" #46634091 for bio. 
 
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 Parents:
  Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1874 - 1948)
  Cordelia Bradley Biddle (1873 - 1947)
 
 Spouses:
  Thomas Markoe Robertson (1879 - 1962)
  Angier Buchanan Duke (1884 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1897 - 1961)*
  Cordelia Drexel Biddle Robertson (1898 - 1984)
  Livingston Ludlow Biddle (1899 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Hail to the blythe Spirit"
 
Note: Wife of T. Markoe Robertson
 
Burial:
Southampton Cemetery
Southampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Created by: a2
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
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Cordelia Drexel <i>Biddle</i> Robertson
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Cordelia Drexel <i>Biddle</i> Robertson
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Cordelia Drexel <i>Biddle</i> Robertson
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