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Grace Wishar Alekhine
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1876
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1956
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Île-de-France, France

Grace Norton Wishar (Wishaar) was born in Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey. Her father was born in France. The family spent their formative years on the East Coast of the U.S., finally settling in Seattle, Washington, where her father worked as a newspaper editor and publisher. Grace became a talented portrait and landscape painter, and was employed as theatrical scenery artist in California. She studied art at the New York School of Art with William Merritt Chase (see: California State Library Collections). She married four times: Whitney Eisler, Oscar Peeke, Archibald Freeman, and Alexandre Alekhine. Although she spent many years in the U.S., UK, and Brazil (and became a British citizen by marriage), Paris was her primary residence immediately before and after World War II. She died at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), France, on 21 February 1956, and is buried at Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, 14e arr. with her last husband, a chess grand master. She died February 21, 1956 in Paris, France.
Her marriages were:
Whitney Irving Eisler in Seattle, Washington on 13 September 1897
Oscar Graham Peeke in Seattle, Washington on 5 Mar 1902
Henry James Bromley marriage and divorce dates unknown
Archibald Freeman
Alexander Alekhine
Family links: 
  Alexandre Alexandrovich Alekhine (1892 - 1946)*
  Carroll Earl Beauchamp Peeke (1898 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Cimetière de Montparnasse
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Created by: Natalia Danesi
Record added: Dec 21, 2006
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- quebecoise
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- Natalia Danesi
 Added: Dec. 11, 2013
An amateur chess player, she met and played Alekhine at a simultaneous exhibition in Tokyo in 1933. They were married on 26 March 1934 at Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice, France.
- elarpe
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013
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