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Catharine C Biddle
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1816
Death: Mar. 13, 1912

Daughter of Charles BIDDLE (9 Aug 1787-21 Dec 1836) and Anne Harvey STOKES (6 Oct 1787-14 Mar 1827).

Served as a volunteer nurse in Philadelphia hospitals during the Civil War.

Obituary, March 15, 1915, Philadelphia Inquirer -


Member of Prominent Family and Well Known Philanthropist

Miss Catherine C, Biddle, a member of one of oldest Philadelphia families, died wednesday night at 11 o'clock at her home, 202 De Lancey place. Fifty years of her life were spent in work as a practical philanthropist and a religious missionary in the sections of the city where her aid was most needed. She was 96 years old and had retired from active work for some time.

Miss Biddle's work as a philanthropist began in 1856 when, with her two sisters, Miss Hannah and Miss Elizabeth Biddle, engaged in missionary work here. The greater part of her attention was centred in Kensington, where she caused three churches to be built with her own money and the large sums she collected.

During the Civil War the three Biddle sisters led the women volunteers who served as nurses in the Philadelphia hospitals. The sisters became known as "The Three Graces". 
Family links: 
  Charles Biddle (1787 - 1836)
  Ann Hervey Stokes Biddle (1787 - 1827)
  Sarah Stokes Biddle Lytle (1809 - 1833)*
  Charles Biddle (1811 - 1811)*
  Mary Biddle Vandervoort (1812 - 1901)*
  Ann Biddle Leonard (1814 - 1891)*
  Catharine C Biddle (1816 - 1912)
  James S. Biddle (1818 - 1900)*
  Hannah Stokes Biddle (1820 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Newbold Biddle (1823 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 9, Lot 77-78
Created by: Russ
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
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Catharine C Biddle
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Catharine C Biddle
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Catharine C Biddle
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What a legacy to leave. Thank you for your missions work, & faithfulness to God. He will reward you greatly.
- Cathi Moore
 Added: May. 13, 2013

- mourninglory
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011

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