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Eleanor Elkins Rice
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1861
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1937
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Socialite. Titanic Passenger. She was the daughter of William Lukens Elkins who married George Dunton Widener. They had a son, Harry Elkins Widener. The three Wideners were on the Titanic on April 15, 1912. George and Harry drowned, Eleanor was rescued by the Carpathia. After the Titanic disaster, she presented to Harvard University the $2,000,000 Widener Memorial Library in memory of her son. She was also the donor of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Science building at the Hill School, Pottstown, in 1931. Her son was a student at both instutions. She rebuilt St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Elkins Park. At Harvard she met surgeon and Amazon explorer Dr Alexander Hamilton Rice whom she married in 1915. She died at the age of 77 in a Paris department store. (bio by: rjschatz) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lukens Elkins (1832 - 1903)
  Maria Louise Broomall Elkins (1832 - 1910)
 
 Spouses:
  Alexander Hamilton Rice (1875 - 1956)
  George Dunton Widener (1861 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Elkins Widener (1885 - 1912)*
  George Dunton Widener (1889 - 1971)*
  Eleanor Elkins Widener Dixon (1891 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  George W. Elkins (1858 - 1919)*
  Ida Amelia Elkins Tyler (1859 - 1904)*
  Eleanor Elkins Rice (1861 - 1937)
  William Lukens Elkins (1863 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Sep 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11847693
Eleanor <i>Elkins</i> Rice
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