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Julia Hunt <I>Catlin Park</I> Taufflieb

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Julia Hunt Catlin Park Taufflieb

Birth
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death
17 Dec 1947 (aged 83)
Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial
Longueil-Annel, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France Add to Map
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Philanthropist and Socialite. Born Julia Hunt Catlin, she was the wife of prominent businessman and attorney Trenor L. Park, who died in 1906. In 1911 she married C. Mitchell Depew (1867-1927), a nephew of US Senator Chauncey M. Depew. They divorced in 1916. The same year she married General Emile Adolphe Taufflieb (1857-1938), who commanded the French Army's 37th Army Corps during World War I and later served in the French Senate. At the start of World War I she converted her chateau into a hospital, the first for Allies so near the front. After advancing Germans marching towards Paris in late 1914 neared the site, she departed for England, returning to France to resume operation of the hospital as the Germans retreated. As a result of her example, several other well to do Americans also opened hospitals in France, immeasurably aiding the Allied war effort. In 1917 she received France's highest military award, the Légion d'honneur, to recognize her wartime contributions, and is the first American woman known to have received it.
Philanthropist and Socialite. Born Julia Hunt Catlin, she was the wife of prominent businessman and attorney Trenor L. Park, who died in 1906. In 1911 she married C. Mitchell Depew (1867-1927), a nephew of US Senator Chauncey M. Depew. They divorced in 1916. The same year she married General Emile Adolphe Taufflieb (1857-1938), who commanded the French Army's 37th Army Corps during World War I and later served in the French Senate. At the start of World War I she converted her chateau into a hospital, the first for Allies so near the front. After advancing Germans marching towards Paris in late 1914 neared the site, she departed for England, returning to France to resume operation of the hospital as the Germans retreated. As a result of her example, several other well to do Americans also opened hospitals in France, immeasurably aiding the Allied war effort. In 1917 she received France's highest military award, the Légion d'honneur, to recognize her wartime contributions, and is the first American woman known to have received it.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: Jul 8, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54687209/julia_hunt-taufflieb: accessed ), memorial page for Julia Hunt Catlin Park Taufflieb (6 Jul 1864–17 Dec 1947), Find a Grave Memorial ID 54687209, citing Chateau d'Annel Cemetery, Longueil-Annel, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687).