Margaret <I>Carnegie</I> Miller


Margaret Carnegie Miller

New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1990 (aged 93)
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
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*Margaret Carnegie

Birthdate: March 30, 1897
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States

Death: Died April 11, 1990 in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Daughter of Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield Carnegie

Wife of Roswell Miller, Jr.

Mother of Barbara Lawson; Louise Thompson; Roswell Miller, III and Margaret Morisson Finlay

1 Louise Carnegie MILLER,
b. 5 June 1920,
d. 13 Aug. 1947 Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scotland of Infantile Paralysis,
m. 27 July 1938 Skibo Castle, James Frederick Gordon THOMPSON,
1. daughter THOMSON, b. Jan.1940 Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Scotland,
2. William THOMSON, b. say abt. 1942,
[Time Magazine 8 Aug. 1938]
“Married. Louise Carnegie Miller, 18, granddaughter of the late Andrew Carnegie; to James Frederick Gordon Thomson, 41, Edinburgh lawyer; at Dornoch, Scotland.
Two years ago Miss Miller and Mr. Thomson, who have been close friends since she was 3, tried to elope, were persuaded by Miss Millers mother to wait until she was of legal age.”

2. Roswell MILLER III,
b. 14 Dec. 1922 9 East 90th Street,

3. Barbara MILLER,
b. 3 Apr. 1925 New York, NY,
d. 9 Jan. 2002 Granby, Colorado,
m. 28 Apr. 1961 Bill LAWSON,

4. Margaret Morrison MILLER,
b. abt. 1927

Mr. Carnegie's only daughter, Margaret, was married on April 23 to Ensign Roswell Miller, U. S. N.
The bridegroom, son of a former President of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, who died in 1913, had not completed his college course when war was declared.
In 1916 he left Stevens Institute in Hoboken, where he was taking a course in civil engineering, to drive an ambulance in France, and when the United States became involved entered the navy as an Ensign.

It was said at the time of the wedding that after the honeymoon Mr. Miller and his bride would go to Princeton, N. J., where he would complete his studies before entering upon a professional career.
The former Miss Carnegie, heiress of her fathers millions, is 22 years old.
Her husband is two years her senior.

Margaret Carnegie Miller (March 30, 1897 – April 11, 1990) was the only child of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and heiress to the Carnegie fortune.

Margaret Cameron Carnegie was born March 30, 1897 in New York City to Carnegie and Louise Whitfield, whom Carnegie married when he was 51 years old.

Margaret Carnegie married Roswell Miller, Jr., at the Carnegie family home at 2 East 91st Street in New York on April 22, 1919 where she was given away by her father just four months before his death.
Officiating at the wedding were Rev. William Pierson Merril, pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church (New York City), where Margaret and Mrs. Carnegie were members, and Rev. Henry Sloane Coffin, pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church where Mr. Carnegie was a member.

From 1934 to 1973 Margaret was a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making foundation.
The foundation was established by her father in 1911.
From 1973 until her death she was an honorary lifetime trustee.

Margaret Carnegie's marriage to Roswell Miller ended in divorce.
Miller had four children (Louise, Roswell III, Barbara, and Margaret).
She died on April 11, 1990, at her home in Fairfield, Connecticut, at the age of 93.

BAGPIPE TUNES AT CARNEGIE WEDDING; Charm of Bonnie Scotland Lent to Miss Margaret's Nuptial with Ensign Miller.
HEIRESS IN FLORAL BOWER Simple Ceremony In Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie's Home, with Less Than 100 Guests.
The Bride in White Satin.
Father Gives Daughter Away.
Devoted to Uplift Work.

Simplicity marked the wedding yesterday of Miss Margaret Carnegie, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, and Ensign Roswell Miller, U.S.N., son of Mrs. Roswell Miller of 969 Park Avenue.
The ceremony was performed at noon in the Carnegie home, 2 East Ninety-first Street, the Rev. Dr. William Pierson Merrill, pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating.

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  • Added: 5 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 148733011
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