Eleanor <I>Elkins</I> Rice

Eleanor Elkins Rice

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
13 Jul 1937 (aged 75)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section K, Lot 338 (Widener Mausoleum)
Memorial ID
11847693 View Source

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.

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.

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