Emma Mary <I>Bouvier</I> Drexel

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Emma Mary Bouvier Drexel

  • Birth 18 May 1833 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 1883
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 13160126

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.


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Gravesite Details She was originally interred at Old St. Mary Cemetery..

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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 28 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13160126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Mary Bouvier Drexel (18 May 1833–29 Jan 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13160126, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .