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 Henry Dwight Sedgwick, III

Henry Dwight Sedgwick, III

Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Jan 1957 (aged 95)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot The Sedgwick Pie - The Sedgwick family plot
Memorial ID 47339392 · View Source
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Henry Dwight Sedgwick III was an American lawyer and author, brother of Ellery Sedgwick. He was born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, second child of Henry Dwight Sedgwick II and Henrietta (Ellery) Sedgwick.

He graduated from Harvard College in 1882 and then studied law in Boston until 1884. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and practiced law in New York City from 1885 to 1898.
He married Sarah Mary Minturn, daughter of Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (part owner of the Flying Cloud clipper ship) and Susanna (Shaw) Minturn of New York City, in 1895

He was widowed in 1919, and did not remarry until 1953, when he married Gabriella May Ladd, a young lady in her forties. The full front page of the Boston Herald pictured them walking down the aisle on May 18, 1953. She had never been married before, nor did she ever marry again.

He was honored with membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and was further honored by being elected in 1893 as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He was the author of many books, including "The Life of Francis Parkman," in the American Men of Letters Series, (1904).


He was the grandfather of Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick, the daughter of his youngest son Francis and his wife Alice Delano de Forest.

Alice was the daughter of Henry deForest.

During the 1960s, Edie Sedgwick starred in many of Andy Warhol's short films.

He is also great-grandfather to actress Kyra Sedgwick, whose father is Henry Dwight Sedgwick V.

Henry V is the son of Sedgwick's second oldest son Robert and his first wife Helen Peabody (1890–1948), daughter of Endicott Peabody.

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  • Created by: Martin Weybright
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 47339392
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Dwight Sedgwick, III (24 Sep 1861–5 Jan 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47339392, citing Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Martin Weybright (contributor 47169053) .