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Emma Mary Bouvier Drexel
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Birth: May 18, 1833
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1883

Philanthropist. Emma was the second wife of Francis Anthony Drexel and the daughter of Michael Bouvier and Louise C. Vernou. With her marriage to Drexel in 1860, she became the stepmother of Elizabeth and Katharine. Together Emma and Drexel had a daughter Louise Bouvier in 1863. In 1870, the Drexels bought a farm in Torresdale, a section of Philadelphia; it became their country home, and was called St. Michael. Three afternoons a week, St. Michael welcomed anyone in need, and with her daughters, she distributed food and other aid. Emma began a Sunday school for neighborhood children; Elizabeth and Katharine taught lessons. Emma died of cancer. 
Family links: 
  Michael Bouvier (1792 - 1874)
  Louise C. Vernou Bouvier (1811 - 1872)
  Francis Anthony Drexel (1824 - 1885)*
  Louise Bouvier Drexel Morrell (1863 - 1945)*
  Joseph Alexander Bouvier (____ - 1856)*
  Eustache Bouvier (1824 - 1886)**
  Elizabeth Bouvier Dixon (1829 - 1884)*
  Emma Mary Bouvier Drexel (1833 - 1883)
  Zenaide Bouvier (1835 - 1914)*
  Alexine E. Bouvier (1837 - 1914)*
  Mary Howell Bouvier (1841 - 1931)*
  John Vernon Bouvier (1843 - 1926)*
  Josephine M. Bouvier (1845 - 1847)*
  Michel Charles Bouvier (1847 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: She was originally interred at Old St. Mary Cemetery..
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Jan 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13160126
Emma Mary <i>Bouvier</i> Drexel
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Emma Mary <i>Bouvier</i> Drexel
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Emma Mary <i>Bouvier</i> Drexel
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God Bless this Wonderful Family!
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014
GOD Bless you and all who do... and/or come here to view too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 9, 2014
Such fine example to your daughters.Pray for us.
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012
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