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 Suzanne <I>Bransford</I> Engalitcheff

Suzanne Bransford Engalitcheff

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Aug 1942 (aged 83)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot O_231_1
Memorial ID 158431 · View Source
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was known as "Utah's Silver Queen"

1 - Albion B Emery, married 11 Nov 1884
2 - Colonel Edwin Francis Holmes, married 1899
3 - Dr Radovan Nedelkov Delitch, married 1930, divorced 1932
4 - Russian Prince Nicholas Engalitcheff, married 1933, he died:1935


The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Wednesday, August 5, 1942
page 4A


Mrs. Suzanne Bransford Engalitcheff, known for years as Utah's "Silver Queen", died Monday night at Norwalk, Conn.

She was en route from her home in Massachusetts to Virginia, on a visit, and had stopped overnight at an inn in Norwalk.

Prominent in social and business life during Utah's early mining days, she was the sister of John S. Bransford, former mayor of Salt Lake City.

The name, "Silver Queen," was given her because of her elaborate and costly social affairs, many of them attracting national attention.

She was married four times. Her first husband was Albion B. Emery, former speaker of the Utah house of representatives, who left her a fortune in silver mining stocks when he died more than 40 years ago.

She later married Col. Edwin Francis Holmes, Oscoda, Mich., lumber operator, and after his death she married Dr. Radovan Nedelkov Delitch, a Serbian physician. They were divorced in 1932 and a year later she married the Russian Prince Nicholas Engalitcheff. He died in 1935.

Mrs. Engalitcheff, described by her friends as a blend of grand dame, business woman, cosmopolite, and breezy westerner, came to Salt Lake City as a child, crossing the plains by wagon train.

Some time after her marriage to Colonel Holmes, she moved with her husband to Pasadena, Calif., and had since lived there and in the east.

The 83-year-old woman was active throughout her life, commenting once, "Why live if you can't enjoy yourself?"

The body will be brought here for burial.


The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Sunday, August 9, 1942
page one


Estate of Famed Utahn Believed to Be $4,000,000

New York, Aug 8 - Princess Nicholas Engalitcheff, known as Utah's "Silver Queen", is reported to have left her entire fortune, estimated at $4,000,000, to Culver Sherill, her business manager, the Mirror said tonight in a copyrighted story.

Born Susanne Bransford, of Kentucky, Princess Engalitcheff became internationally known as the "Silver Queen". Her life epitomized the wealth and developments of the west.

As a child she accompanied her parents to Utah in a covered wagon. When she made a trip west last year, she went by plane.

Keystone of her fortune was the Silver King mine, owned and left her by her first husband, the late A. B. Emery, former speaker of the Utah House of Representatives. The late Edwin L. Holmes, a Detroit lumber millionaire, was her second husband.

She then wed Radovan Delitch, a Serbian physician, who hanged himself several weeks after their divorce.

At 75, she married Prince Engalitcheff, former counsel in Chicago who traced his ancestry to Ivan the Terrible.

Princess Engalitcheff was buried today in Salt Lake City, the city of her earlier social triumphs. Sherrill, a native of Santa Barbara, Calif., had guarded the princess from schemers for 10 years, the Mirror said, and had accompanied her on voyages to many parts of the world.

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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 158431
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Suzanne Bransford Engalitcheff (6 May 1859–3 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 158431, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .