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Jean Katherine "Kidder" Chrystie
Birth: Jul. 26, 1897
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1966
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Kidder, Jean , Beulah.
Aunt Kidder was born , raised and schooled in Philadelphia.She was ahead of her time,choosing to be an individual in lifestyle and occupation. She fell in love twice; with men who were intellectual and charming and in her business field.Each time she lost them to her wildly extravagant , very flamboyant mother. After those disappointments she chose to remove herself from Philadelphia society and social whirl and ventured forth to New York City, meeting early on, her partner in life, Alice.They remained together until Aunt Kidder's death.

Kidder was to be buried in Alice's family plot- so they would rest together in eternity- side by side.

As fortune would have it- she was never interred there but to the other side of St Mary's in a grave all alone.

Kidder was my mother's favorite Aunt and the feelings were mutual. She would show Ruth around the city and take her to Rockefeller Center and buy her stylish clothes and make her feel very special.

I will someday make the trip and find Kidder's grave and spread some of my Mom's ashes there.

note November 2009- trip found no stone and no name- so this small stone was made up and placed in Chatham - in the Chrystie plot in Seaside Cemetery.

note January 2010- Upon further investigation and a letter to the cemetery office it was discovered that she was buried in a single grave on the other side of the cemetery, then moved to section E in the month of June 1966 and a stone was placed. Every time I visited to find the stone the ground was covered in either, snow,or leaves. Contributor C Greer went above and beyond the call of duty, found the stone covered in mud and cleaned the stone and took a photo and posted it here. I am forever grateful.


Thank you Jim Seidelman for the "fix" on the group picture.

Thank you Jim Seidelman for the re do on the photo of Kidder with her dog.
1940 census
Jean Chrystie
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Assembly District 7, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Estimated Birth Year: 1903
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Enumeration District Number: 31-593
Family Number: 92
Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
Line Number: 32
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 2637
Digital Folder Number: 005458609
Image Number: 00399
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Jean Chrystie F 37 Pennsylvania
Lodger Alice M Schenck F 36 Connecticut 
Family links: 
  James Edward Chrystie (1866 - 1918)
  Clara Estelle Lautenbach Chrystie (1872 - 1942)
  Charles Edward Chrystie (1894 - 1982)*
  Jean Katherine Chrystie (1897 - 1966)
  John Calvin Chrystie (1908 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Cemetery
New Britain
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: sec E lot 148
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27248378
Jean Katherine Kidder Chrystie
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Jean Katherine Kidder Chrystie
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Jean Katherine Kidder Chrystie
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