Cecilia Kent <I>Leavitt</I> Beaux

Cecilia Kent Leavitt Beaux

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Death May 1855
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 7, Lot 179
Memorial ID 64007171 · View Source
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Mother of artist Cecilia Beaux. She was a dark-haired teacher who was raised in New York City by her parents John Wheeler Leavitt and Cecilia Kent Leavitt. She met French immigrant Jean Adolphe Beaux and fell in love, marrying on April 3, 1850 in New York City. Their first daughter, Alice Zepherine, was born in February 1851 but died just eleven months later. Their two surviving children were Aimee Ernesta and Cecilia Beaux, later a famous artist. Her daughter also named Cecilia was born shortly after the family moved to Philadelphia, and Cecilia died there due to complications from the pregnancy. Her husband was broken over the death and returned to his family in France for most of the next sixteen years and their daughters were raised by her mother.


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  • Created by: Paul S.
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64007171
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecilia Kent Leavitt Beaux (unknown–May 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64007171, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Paul S. (contributor 18204635) .