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Dorothy Wrigley Offield
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1886
Death: May 17, 1979
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Wrigley founder's daughter dies

Mrs. Dorothy Wrigley Offield, 92, daughter of the late William Wrigley Jr., founder of the chewing gum company bearing his name, died Thursday in her home.

Mrs. Offield was a resident of Chicago for 88 years, having come from Philadelphia in 1891 with her parents.

She was a member of the Arts Club and the Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago, a trustee of the Allendale Boys School, and honorary life trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Planned Parenthood Association of Chicago. She was the widow of James. R. Offield, a patent and trademark attorney.

Mrs. Offield is survived by a son, Wrigley Offield, of Harbor Point, Mich.; four grandchildren, James. S. Offield, of San Jose, Cal., Paxson H. Offield, of Avalon, Cal; Mrs. Dorsse Crandell, of New York City; and Mrs. Carlisle S. Higholt of Rolling Hills, Cal.; a nephew, William Wrigley, president of the Wrigley Company; and a cousin, Byron E. Wrigley Jr., of Chicago. Her daughter, Mrs. Betty Offield Van Horne, of Pasadena, Cal., died in 1976.

~ Chicago Tribune, Fri., 18 May 1979
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Social Security Death Index
Name: Dorothy Offield
Last Residence: 60611 Chicago, Cook, IL
Born: 6 Jul 1886
Died: May 1979
State (Yr) SSN issued: Illinois (1962) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Wrigley (1861 - 1932)
  Ada Elizabeth Foote Wrigley (1868 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  James R Offield (1880 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Betty Offield VanHorne (1911 - 1976)*
  Wrigley Offield (1917 - 1991)*
 
 Sibling:
  Dorothy Wrigley Offield (1886 - 1979)
  Philip K. Wrigley (1894 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sanct. of Gratitude, GM, Memorial Terrace, Map 1, Lot 0, Sp 0
 
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85318202
Dorothy <i>Wrigley</i> Offield
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Thanks for all you and your family did for Harbor Point, Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan. May you always R. I. P.
- Petoskey History 1852-2002
 Added: Jun. 17, 2015

- R I P
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- Lance
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