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Grace Evelyn Arents
Birth: 1848
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1926
Lakeside
Henrico County
Virginia, USA

Philanthropist. She was the niece of wealthy tobacco manufacturer and developer Lewis Ginter and inherited much of his fortune. She personally financed construction of Richmond's Saint Andrew's Church in 1903 and the first free-circulating library in Richmond in 1899. She financed the tuition-free Saint Andrew's school in 1901 and built the first subsidized housing units in Richmond. Her obituary in the Richmond "News Leader" stated that it would be impossible to list all of the "libraries, recreational centers, schools, churches, hospitals, and similar institutions" that she had funded. Her home, Bloemendaal, would eventually become the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. A fiercely private woman, she refused to be photographed or have her portrait painted, and seldom appeared in public. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Dec 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7014698
Grace Evelyn Arents
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Grace Evelyn Arents
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- Kimberly (Eubank) Stevens
 Added: Mar. 11, 2014

- LEONOR
 Added: Aug. 8, 2013
I think you were wonderful and put your money to the very best use of all! I honor you for that. I would have liked to have known you as a "person," and certainly not for your money. Peace in Heaven-
- Bonnie Sharp
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
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