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William Foster Biddle
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1834
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1910
Bethlehem
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Foster Biddle graduated the University of Pennsylvania in 1852 and became an engineer. During 1862-3 he was in active military service in the Civil War on the staff of General McClellan. He was superintendent of the Freedom Iron works until 1865 and vice-president of the Lehig Coal and Navigation Company until 1869. He married Emily Leavitt in January 1860. Emily's father's business fortunes had turned badly and they struggled to get by, but William became successful in coming years. He was able to provide much needed stability to Emily and the nieces she helped raise since their mother had died. One of these girls became the artist Cecilia Beaux and she later cited William as one of the most important figures in shaping her life. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Canby Biddle (1808 - 1893)
  Hetty Harker Foster Biddle (1814 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Austin Leavitt Biddle (1838 - 1903)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hetty Foster Biddle (1833 - 1909)*
  William Foster Biddle (1834 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 82
 
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64261272
William Foster Biddle
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William Foster Biddle
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William Foster Biddle
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 Added: Feb. 8, 2011
 
 
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