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 Elisabeth Antoinette “Princess Der Ling” White

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Elisabeth Antoinette “Princess Der Ling” White

Birth
China
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 59)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 54156396 View Source
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Also known as Princess Der Ling.

Father: Lord Yu Keng (Yugeng), Imperial Chinese minister (ambassador) to Japan and France.

Mother: Louisa Pearson, daughter of John Pearson, a Boston merchant stationed in Shanghai, and his Chinese wife.

Der Ling was first lady in waiting to the Empress Dowager Cixi of China (1835-1908), about which experiences she wrote extensively in her eight books on China.

Author and teacher at the University of California Berkeley at the time of her death.

Note: name was misspelled on her death certificate, which likely caused her marker to be misspelled as well.

(additional bio information courtesy of Contributor #47465074)


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ELIZABETH ANTIONETTE WHITE
NEE PRINCESS DER LING
JUNE 8, 1885 - NOV. 21, 1944

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