|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1891|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1974|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Margaret Draper Boncompagni
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Matthew's Cathederal, Washington,D.C., for Margaret Draper Boncompagni, niece of former Massachusetts Gov. Eben S. Draper.
Madame Boncompagni, 83, died Wednesday at her home at 4732 Van Ness st., Washington.
Born in Boston, she was educated at St. Timothy's School in Catonsville, Md, and made her debut in Washington and Boston in 1909.
She married Prince Andrea Boncompagni of Italy in 1916. The marriage ended in divorce six years later.
A generous donor to various charities, Madam Boncompagni also belonged to many social clubs in the United States and Europe.
She was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and the Sulgrave Club of Maryland, the Colony Club of New York, the Chilton Club of Boston and the Colonial Dames of America. She was also a well-known member of the American colony in Paris.
The French government awarded her the Declaration of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and she was later promoted to Legion officer.
Before taking up permanent residence in Washngton she sold her property in Hopedale, Mass., previoulsy owned by her father, Gen. William Franklin Draper, president for many years of the Draper Mills in Hopedale.
Madame Boncompagni leaves six nephews and five nieces. Burial will be in the Hopedale Cemetery.
Boston Globe; Aug 29, 1974
William Franklin Draper (1842 - 1910)
Hopedale Village Cemetery
Created by: Patricia Williams Curry
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
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