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 Frieda Lawrence

Frieda Lawrence

Original Name Frieda Frelin von Richthofen
Birth
Metz, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 11 Aug 1956 (aged 77)
El Padro, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Burial San Cristobal, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Plot The Lawrence Memorial
Memorial ID 8240825 · View Source
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Author, wife D.H. Lawrence. Her cousin was the celebrated German ace and pilot, Manfred Von Richthofen. This connection followed her throughout World War I and II whereby she was either accused of being a German Sympathizer or a spy and forced to move from country to country. Frieda met and married Ernest Weekley, a college instructor, a union which produced three children. Her next marriage was to David Herbert Lawrence, a student of her husband who during their fifteen years, became famous as an author mainly for penning "Lady Chatterley's Lover" which was considered pornographic. After his death, she settled at Koiwa Ranch near the artist colony town of Taos, New Mexico with new Italian husband Angelino Ravagli, where she lived the rest of her life on the royalties provided from the books of D.H. Lawrence. In 1934, "Not I, but the Wind", Frieda's memoir of life with D. H. was published. She died of a stroke early on the morning of her birthday while working on her autobiography. It was published posthumously in 1964 as Frieda Lawrence, the Memoirs and Correspondence". "A Genius for Living: the Life of Frieda Lawrence", was published in 1955 written by author Janet Byrne.

Bio by: Donald Greyfield


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  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 4 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8240825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frieda Lawrence (11 Aug 1879–11 Aug 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8240825, citing Kiowa Ranch Cemetery, San Cristobal, Taos County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .