|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1899, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1964|
New York, USA
This interesting lady donated her plantation to a foundation. Her oil painting showing her riding her horse was stolen in 2003 and recently recovered. There is also a biography written on her.
Belle W. Baruch Is Dead at 64
APRIL 26, 1964 Miss Belle Wilcox Baruch, noted sportswoman and charity worker, daughter of Bernard M. Baruch, died yesterday at New York Hospital after a short illness. She was 64 years old.
Miss Baruch lived at 3 East 71st Street, a few blocks from her father's home at 4 East 66th Street, and at Hobcaw Barony, the family plantation near Georgetown, S. C.
She devoted much of her time to the rehabilitation of the crippled and disabled and the care of the blind.
Mr. Baruch, 93‐year‐old financier and adviser to Presidents, said yesterday that she was not content merely to give financial help, but that she often visited the institutions in which she was interested.
She was a noted sportswoman who excelled as a horsewoman, sailor and hunter. She piloted her own plane as recently as three months ago.
In 1930 and 1931 she received the President of the Republic's Cup as the winner of the classic competition in the Paris horse show.
In the 1931 competition she was the only one of 119 contestants, including French cavalry officers and professional riders, to make a perfect score.
Won 300 Prizes
At that time she had won more than 300 prizes in competitions in France and other countries. She was maintaining a large stable at Phu in France.
Miss Baruch was a close friend of the late Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the World War I President, with whom her father was long associated.
After the death of president Wilson, she accompanied Mrs. Wilson on trips to Europe. In 1959 she gave a room at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the New York University‐Bellevue Medical Center.
Her father described her yesterday as “an extraordinary woman” who had “a great mind and great talent.” He said she was modest and preferred to remain in the background.
“She has more medals for her work and her sportsmanship than you could possibly count.” Mr. Baruch said. “She was a doer and not just a talker.”
At the close of World War I, General of the Armies John J. Pershing chose her to raise the American flag over a military cemetery near Paris.
by James Cook
Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870 - 1965)
Annie Griffen Baruch (1872 - 1938)
Belle Wilcox Baruch (1899 - 1964)
Bernard Mannes Baruch (1902 - 1992)*
Baby Son Baruch (1903 - 1903)*
Renee Baruch Samstag (1905 - 1994)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 8
Created by: Ed
Record added: Apr 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26093961