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George William Childs Drexel
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Birth: 1868
Death: 1944

Banker. Philanthropist. Newspaper editor and publisher. He was the fourth son of Anthony Joseph Drexel. He was the owner and editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger. The paper was Philadelphia's premier newspaper at the turn of the century. His namesake and godfather, George Washington Childs, had made the Ledger a newspaper that was famous for its responsible and documented investigations of war profiteering and monopolies. Before it was absorbed in 1942 by a rival, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Public Ledger was considered "the only newspaper any lady or gentleman should read" by Philadelphia society. As the death of his godfather's death in 1894, Drexel inherited Childs's estate, "Wooten" in Bryn Mawr. Drexel's yacht, the Alcedo, was pressed into service during World War I. It was torpedoed and sunk on November 5, 1917. He was married to Mary Stretch Irick. 
 
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 Parents:
  Anthony Joseph Drexel (1826 - 1893)
  Ellen B. Rozet Drexel (1832 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Stretch Irick Drexel (1864 - 1948)
 
 Siblings:
  Emilie Taylor Drexel Biddle (1851 - 1883)*
  Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer (1860 - 1929)*
  Francis Anthony Drexel (1860 - 1869)*
  John Rozet Drexel (1863 - 1935)*
  Anthony Joseph Drexel (1864 - 1934)*
  George William Childs Drexel (1868 - 1944)
  Anthony I. Drexel (1869 - 1869)*
  Female Drexel (1869 - 1869)*
  Female Drexel (1874 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Editor of Philadelphia Public Ledger
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: The Drexel Family Plot directly in front of the F.M. Drexel Mausoleum
 
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Record added: Jul 18, 2005
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George William Childs Drexel
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