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 Edward Drummond Libbey

Edward Drummond Libbey

Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Nov 1925 (aged 71)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 7413 · View Source
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Businessman, philanthropist, art collector, world traveler. Edward Libbey was born in Chelsea Massachusetts, where he graduated from Boston University, and became president of New England Glass Company. He then moved to Toledo, Ohio where he start Libbey Glass Company, Owens Bottle Machine Company(Owens-Illinois), and Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company. Toledo, Ohio became the glass capital of the world and Libbey became one of the wealthiest industrialist of his time. Today glass windshields are branded LOF, which stands for Libbey-Owens-Ford.
He was involved in local communities where he resided, in both Toledo, Ohio and Ojai, California. Libbey High School in Toledo was named after him.
He traveled and collected art and ancient relics in numerous parts of the world. His art collection became one of the largest private collections in the world today. This led to the establishment of the world famous Toledo Museum of Art in 1901. The Museum contains over 30,000 works of art including some internationally known priceless paintings.
Edward Libbey died in 1925 of pneumonia at the age of 72. Upon his death, Libbey was placed in the Sculpture Court of his museum, where thousands came from all over to pay their respects.
To this day, as Edward Libbey insisted remained, there is no admission to the museum and will never be.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Drummond Libbey (17 Apr 1854–13 Nov 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7413, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .