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Alma Charlotte Corday "Big Alma" de Bretteville Spreckels
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1881
Sunset District
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1968
Sunset District
San Francisco County
California, USA

Born of Danish Immigrants and a very poor family. She left home and began an interest in art. Her father although poor always made claims that she was a decedent of Franco-Danish nobility, a relation to Napoleon Bonaparte.

She met Adolph Claus J. Spreckels the owner and founder of Spreckles Sugar Company, San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway,and Oceanic Steamship Company.After a five year courtship they married May 11, 1908, She labeled him her sugar Daddy.

She was a lover of art and attended Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. She is known to be the model for the Dewey Monument by Robert Aitken which is located in Union Square. She is known for her generosity and her active part in raising money during the great depression and WWI. Creating the maritime museum and many other art venues.

Cause of death pneumonia. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Alma Emma Spreckels Rosekrans (1909 - 1983)*
  Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1911 - 1961)*
  Dorothy Spreckels Munn (1913 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
Plot: tion L, Lot 177
 
Created by: AMMNY
Record added: Dec 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31866286
Alma Charlotte Corday Big Alma <i>de Bretteville</i> Spreckels
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Alma Charlotte Corday Big Alma <i>de Bretteville</i> Spreckels
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Alma Charlotte Corday Big Alma <i>de Bretteville</i> Spreckels
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- gina spreckels
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012

- cindy
 Added: May. 11, 2009

- Barb.
 Added: Dec. 13, 2008
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