|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1861, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1938|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
*According to Arthur W. Bloom's book "Edwin Booth: A Bibliography and Performance History" she was named at birth 'Edwina Marie Frances Booth'.
Edwina Booth Grossman, only daughter of Edwin Booth, foremost American Shakespearean performer of the 19th century, and Mary Devlin Booth (Edwin's first wife and actress) died on December 26, 1938 at the age of 77. She was born in Fulham, England on December 9, 1861 during one of her father's stage tours there. Her family came to the U.S. early in her life. She was educated at the Sacred Heart Convent in Philadelphia. Her half brother, Edgar Booth born on July 4, 1870, died a few hours later. Edgar's mother, Mary F. McVicker, was Edwina's stepmother and second wife to Edwin Booth. Edgar is buried not with her mother but next to Mary Devlin Booth at Mount Auburn Cemetary.
On May 16, 1885, she married Ignatius R. Grossman, a banker. They had two children: Edwin Booth Grossman, an artist, and Mildred Booth Grossman Tilton.
In 1895, after her father's death, she published "Edwin Booth: Recollections by His Daughter, Edwina Booth Grossmann, and Letters to Her and to His Friends." During World War 1, Edwina and Ignatius changed their last name to Crossman for patriotic reasons. Her husband Ignatius died on September 6, 1920.
Edwin Thomas Booth (1833 - 1893)
Mary Devlin Booth (1840 - 1863)
Ignatius R. Grossman (1852 - 1920)*
Mildred Booth Grossman Tilton (1886 - 1960)*
Edwin Booth Grossman (1887 - 1957)*
Edwina Booth Grossman (1861 - 1938)
Edgar Booth (1870 - 1870)**
Orokre (Hungarian for "forever")
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Plot: Anemone Path, Lot 3281
Created by: Carolyn Mitchell
Record added: May 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37546702