Some people have all the luck. They travel the world, see the best places, wear the best threads and pretty much have the world flocking to them. Let’s look at a few.
First we have Wallis. She was said to be intersex, or some form of, and took down a future ruler.
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986) was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry.
Wallis’s father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer, was punctuated with periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1934, during her second marriage to Ernest Simpson, she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Two years later, after Edward’s accession as king, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.
The King’s desire to marry a woman who had two living ex-husbands threatened to cause a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, and ultimately led to his abdication in December 1936 to marry “the woman I love”. After the abdication, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style “Her Royal Highness”. She was instead styled as “Her Grace”, a style normally reserved only for non-royal dukes and duchesses.
Before, during, and after World War II, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were suspected by many in government and society of being Nazi sympathisers. In the 1950s and 1960s, she and the Duke shuttled between Europe and the United States, living a life of leisure as society celebrities. After the Duke’s death in 1972, the Duchess lived in seclusion, and was rarely seen in public. Her private life has been a source of much speculation, and she remains a controversial figure in British history.
|Spouse||Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr.
(m. 1916, div. 1927)
Ernest Aldrich Simpson
(m. 1928, div. 1937)
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor
(m. 1937, died 1972)
|House||House of Windsor|
|Father||Teackle Wallis Warfield|
|Born||(1896-06-19)19 June 1896
Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania
|Died||24 April 1986(1986-04-24) (aged 89)
Bois de Boulogne, Paris
|Burial||29 April 1986
Mother of Wallis Simpson:
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester CI GCStJ GCB GBE GCVO (née Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was a member of the British Royal Family, the wife and then widow of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of George V and Mary of Teck.
The daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, Scotland’s largest landowner, her brothers Walter and William and her nephew John were all Conservative MPs. By marriage, she was sister-in-law to Edward VIII and George VI and aunt to Elizabeth II. She was the mother of Prince William of Gloucester, who died young, and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her first cousin, Marian Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, was the grandmother of Sarah, Duchess of York, wife of Alice’s great-nephew, The Duke of York.
Princess Alice’s niece, Princess Alexandra, who was likewise born on Christmas Day, shares the name Christabel in honour of their shared birth date.
Mother of the Duchess of Windsor.Family links:
William Latane Montague (____ – 1909)Spouses:
John Freeman Rasin (1869 – 1913)*
Teackle Wallis Warfield (1869 – 1896)*Children:
Wallis Simpson (1896 – 1986)*Inscription:
Alice Montague Allen
Charles Gordon Allen
William Latane Montague
Sally Love Montague
1869-1929http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Montagu_of_BeaulieuBaron Montagu of Beaulieu, in the County of Hampshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1885 for the Conservative politician Lord Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, who had earlier represented Selkirkshire and South Hampshire in the House of Commons. He was the second son of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch (see the Duke of Buccleuch for earlier history of the family). His son, the second Baron, sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for New Forest. As of 2010 the title is held by the latter’s only son, Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, who succeeded to the barony at the age of two. He is the founder of the National Motor Museum on his estate at Beaulieu, Hampshire. Lord Montagu of Beaulieu is also one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits on the Conservative benches. As a descendant of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch he is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.The seat of the Barons Montagu of Beaulieu is The Palace House at Beaulieu, Hampshire. The house, built around the gatehouse of the monastery of Beaulieu Abbey (the extensive ruins of which are a major feature of the estate), was purchased in 1538 by Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, when the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The house came into the Montagu family through the marriage of Ralph Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu, and Lady Elizabeth Wriothesley, daughter of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton.The first title to be created in the name of Beaulieu was for Edward Hussey. He was the husband of Lady Isabella Montagu, widow of William Montagu, 2nd Duke of Manchester, and daughter of John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu, and adopted the surname of Hussey-Montagu in 1749. He was created Baron Beaulieu in 1762 and Earl of Beaulieu in 1784. Both titles were in the Peerage of Great Britain, and became extinct on his death in 1802.The representation of the Montagu family (along with that of the Douglases, Dukes of Queensberry) later passed to the Scott family, headed by the Duke of Buccleuch, through the marriage of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, to Lady Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu (of the 1766 creation). The Scotts then adopted the surname of Montagu Douglas Scott. As mentioned above, Lord Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, second son of the fifth Duke of Buccleuch, was created Baron Montagu of Beaulieu in 1885 and thereafter changed his surname to Douglas-Scott-Montagu.The title is pronounced Baron Montagu of Bewleyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaulieu,_HampshireThe picturesque hamlet of Bucklers Hard, with its Georgian cottages running down to the Beaulieu river is part of the 9,000 acres (36 km2) Beaulieu Estate. It was the “birthplace” of many British naval vessels, including many of Admiral Nelson‘s fleet, using the timber of the New Forest. (Ref: Ships Of British Oak – A J Holland 1971.)The industry declined in the 19th-century and today the hamlet is given over to tourism, with a small maritime museum, and a modern yachting marina. Bucklers Hard was where Sir Francis Chichester began and finished his single-handed voyage around the world in Gipsy Moth IV.
Beaulieu village has remained largely unspoilt by progress, and is a favourite tourist stop for visitors to the New Forest, and also for birders seeking local specialities like Dartford Warbler, European Honey Buzzard and Hobby.
In the late 1950s Beaulieu was the surprising location for one of Britain’s first experiments in pop festival culture, with the annual Beaulieu Jazz Festival, which quickly expanded to become a significant event in the burgeoning jazz and youth pop music scene of the period.
Camping overnight, a rural invasion, eccentric dress, wild music and sometimes wilder behaviour — these now familiar features of pop festival happened at Beaulieu each summer, culminating in the so-called ‘Battle of Beaulieu’ at the 1960 festival, when rival gangs of modern and traditional jazz fans indulged in a spot of what sociologists went on to call ‘subcultural contestation’.
The nearest railway station is Beaulieu Road, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away on the London-Weymouth main line. While previously this station had an infrequent service, there are now some 20 trains per day stopping here.
Palace House (not to be confused with the Palace of Beaulieu in Essex), which overlooks the village from across Beaulieu River, began in 1204 as the gatehouse to Beaulieu Abbey, and has been the ancestral home of a branch of the Montagu family since 1538, when it was bought from the Crown following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.
The house was extended in the 16th century, and again in the 19th century, and is today a fine example of a Gothic country house.
Although still home to the current Lord and Lady Montagu, parts of the house and gardens are open daily to the public. It is a member of the Treasure Houses of England consortium.
Main article: National Motor Museum
The village is also home to the British National Motor Museum.
The museum was opened in 1952 as the Montagu Motor Museum and became a charitable trust in 1972. It contains an important collection of historic motor vehicles, including four world land speed record holders:
The last two were both driven by Major Henry Segrave.
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He was the oldest son of Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury (godmother to Mary I of England), and Sir Richard Pole. His brother, Cardinal Reginald Pole, became the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury under Queen Mary I.
He was invested as a knight by Henry VIII in 1513 and summoned to Parliament as 1st Baron Montagu in the Peerage of England on 12 October 1514. He was appointed steward of manors belonging to the Tewkesbury Abbey in 1526. From 1530 on he became justice of the peace for Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex.
In May 1510 or before May 1520, Henry married Jane Nevill, daughter of George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny and Margaret Fenne. They had the following children:
- Catherine Pole (1511 – 23 September 1576) married Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon.
- Lucy Pole, married Anthony Browne.
- Thomas Pole (d. 1526), married Elizabeth Wingfield. Without issue.
- Henry Pole (aft. 1520 or in 1521 – aft. September 1542), married Margaret Neville. According to Alison Weir he was born in 1527. He was imprisoned from an early age at the Tower of London.
- Winifred Pole (b. aft. 1521 or in 1525), married firstly Sir Thomas Hastings (1515–1558, buried Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, the brother of her sister Catherine’s husband), son of George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon, without issue, and secondly, Sir Thomas Barrington of Barrington Hall, Hatfield Broadoak, Essex (died 1586). By the second Sir Thomas, Winifred had the following children: Catherine Barrington, married in 1584 to William Bourchier, great-grandson of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (a son of Catherine and William was Sir John Bourchier a regicide of King Charles I of England); Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet; John Barrington.
POLE? Like Clay-Poole ? Whitney, Vanderbilt and Bill Ayers ? Cassius Clay ?
Jabir Herbert Muhammad, who became Muhammad Ali’s boxing manager after Ali’s conversion to Islam and negotiated his multimillion-dollar fights as his spiritual adviser, died Monday in Chicago. He was 79.
The cause was complications of heart surgery he had last week, said his lawyer, Joseph A. Morris.
When Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, captured the heavyweight championship in 1964 in a technical knockout of Sonny Liston, he was managed by a group of businessmen in Louisville, Ky. The morning after winning the crown, he confirmed that he had joined the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim movement, and he soon became Muhammad Ali.
Jabir Herbert Muhammad, a son of Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader, became Ali’s personal manager. When Ali’s contract with his Louisville backers expired in 1966, Mr. Muhammad began managing Ali’s boxing career. Mr. Muhammad, who oversaw Ali’s finances until 1991, a decade after he retired from boxing, said he had undertaken the role at the request of his father to ensure that Ali was not taken advantage of.
|Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr.|
|Born||(1888-09-20)September 20, 1888
|Died||May 29, 1950(1950-05-29) (aged 61)
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Commands held||Naval Air Station, North Island|
Commander Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. (September 20, 1888 – May 29, 1950) was a pioneering U.S. Navy pilot who served as the first commanding officer of Naval Air Station, San Diego. He was the first husband of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor. He was portrayed by actor Ryan Hayward in W.E., the 2011 British romantic drama film about the love of Wallis and King Edward VIII co-written and directed by Madonna.
Known as Win, he was born in Kinsley, Kansas, son of Earl Winfield Spencer and the former Agnes Lucy Hughes. He attended Racine College in Racine, Wisconsin. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1910 and in 1917 was sent to San Diego with instructions to set up a permanent naval air station, which was to be used for training exercises, and he became its first Commanding Officer.
Spencer was married four times. His wives were:
- Bessie Wallis Warfield (1896–1986), only child of Teackle Wallis Warfield, member of a prominent Maryland family; they married in Baltimore on November 8, 1916. Spencer was alleged to be abusive and an alcoholic. After several separations, the Spencers divorced in December 1927. After a second marriage, to Ernest Simpson, and a subsequent divorce, Wallis Spencer married the former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and became the Duchess of Windsor.
- Mariam Caro Maze (1895-1997), the former wife of Albert Cressey Maze (1891-1943) and a daughter of Simon Caro. They married after 1927 and were divorced in 1936, the same year Spencer was made a Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy by Benito Mussolini By this marriage he had one stepson, Robert Claude Maze Sr., Major, USMC (killed in action, 1945). Mariam Spencer married, in 1939, as her third husband, Arthur William Radford, Vice Admiral, USN, future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Norma Johnson (1892–?), the widow of Homer Sturdevant Johnson, a Detroit manufacturer who died in 1928, and a daughter of Carl Reese. Spencer and Johnson were married in Los Angeles, California, on July 4, 1937. By this marriage he had two stepdaughters: Betty L. Johnson, an actress and songwriter (married Balie Peyton Legare, Jr. (1908-1984), a jazz musician, whom she divorced in 1942) and Kathryne Johnson (born circa 1912, married Dell Myron Wade Jr). The Spencers’ wedding was a double wedding with Betty and Peyton Legare, whose wedding in February 1942 in Tijuana, Mexico, was not valid under California law and needed to be resolemnized. The couple separated on February 9, 1940 and were divorced later that year in Santa Monica, California. Both parties charged cruelty, and Norma declared that her husband was plagued by what The New York Times‘s announcement of their acrimonious divorce delicately called “habitual intemperance.” Time magazine reported, “During a stormy session of accusations and counteraccusations Navyman Spencer, charged with cruelty and habitual intemperance, testified that his weekly liquor bill was only about $10, that his wife ‘drank as much of it as I did.'”
- Lillian Phillips (1892-1981), whom he married after 1940.
Commander Spencer died in Coronado, California. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California, with his wife Lillian.
- ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536048/fullcredits
- ^ Lundy, Darryl. “p10074.htm”. The Peerage.
- ^ http://earlyaviators.com/espenear.htm
- ^ Spelling of wife’s first name per the 1930 United States Federal Census for San Diego, California, accessed on ancestry.com on 23 December 2011. Mariam’s maiden name, former husband’s name, et cetera, were determined through research on ancestry.com, through censuses and marriage records, also accessed on ancestry.com.
- ^ Higham, Charles (2005). Mrs Simpson. Pan Books. pp. 50–51. ISBN 0-330-42678-8.
- ^ “Service Social News”, Army and Navy Journal, 4 September 1943, columns 3 and 4
- ^ “Spencer To Be In Double Wedding”, Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner, 29 June 1937, page 6A, column 6
- ^ The Legares’ son, Balie Peyton Legare 3d (1948-1970), was a heroin dealer who “fell to his death … when a bedsheet-rope snapped as he lowered himself from the roof of the seven-story San Francisco County Jail”. Information cited in “Fall Kills Inmate”, Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), 30 April 1970
- ^ “Milestones, Aug. 5, 1940”. Time. August 5, 1940. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
|Name||Spencer, Earl Winfield, Jr.|
|Short description||United States naval offocer|
|Date of birth||September 20, 1888|
|Place of birth||Kinsley, Kansas|
|Date of death||May 29, 1950|
|Place of death||Coronado, California|
Duke was the only child of tobacco and hydroelectric power tycoon James Buchanan Duke and his second wife, Nanaline Holt Inman, widow of Dr. William Patterson Inman. At his death in 1925, the elder Duke’s will bequeathed the majority of his estate to his wife and daughter, along with $17,000,000, in two separate clauses of the will, to The Duke Endowment he had created in 1924. The total value of the estate was not disclosed, but was estimated variously at $60,000,000 and $100,000,000.
Duke spent her early childhood at Duke Farms, her father’s 2,700-acre (11 km2) estate in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. Due to ambiguity in James Duke’s will, a lawsuit was filed to prevent auctions and outright sales of real estate he had owned; in effect, Doris Duke successfully sued her mother and other executors to prevent the sales. One of the pieces of real estate in question was a Manhattan mansion at 1 East 78th Street which later became the home of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
She was presented to society as a debutante in 1930, aged 18, at a ball at Rough Point, the family residence in Newport, Rhode Island. She received large bequests from her father’s will when she turned 21, 25, and 30; she was sometimes referred to as the “world’s richest girl” Her mother died in 1962, leaving her jewelry and a coat.
(1912-11-22)November 22, 1912
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||October 28, 1993(1993-10-28) (aged 80)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Residence||• Beverly Hills, California, United States
• Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
• Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, United States
• New York City, New York, United States
• Newport, Rhode Island, United States
|Occupation||Philanthropist, art collector, horticulturalist, socialite|
|Spouse(s)||James H. R. Cromwell (m. 1935–1943)
Porfirio Rubirosa (m. 1947–1951)
|Children||One daughter; died after one day (1940)
Chandi Heffner Duke
|Parents||James Buchanan Duke (father)
Nanaline Holt Inman (mother)
|Relatives||Washington Duke (grandfather)|
Priscilla was chairwoman of the board of Elvis Presley Enterprises from 1982 to 1998, helping to turn Graceland into a multi-million dollar tourist attraction. As an actress, Priscilla is best known for co-starring with Leslie Nielsen in the three successful Naked Gun films between 1988 and 1994, and for her five-year run playing the character Jenna Wade on the television series Dallas.
Priscilla’s grandfather, Albert Henry Iversen, emigrated from Egersund in Norway to the United States in the beginning of the 1900s. He married Lorraine Davis, who was of Scots-Irish and English descent. They had three children: Albert Jr. (March 1922), James Richard (March 1924) and Anna Lillian Iversen (March 1926). Later she was called, or her name was changed to, Ann. She was called Rooney (short for Annie Rooney) as a child. At the age of 19, she gave birth to Priscilla. They both still have cousins in Norway. In a letter to the City Hall of Egersund, Ann asked for information about their relatives, and wrote that Priscilla was interested in knowing about them; Priscilla’s parents then visited family members in Norway in 1992.
Priscilla has a square named after her in Egersund – Priscilla Presleys plass. The area is in the street outside the house where her grandfather was born in 1899, and lived. Priscilla and her family were invited by the Lord Mayor of Egersund to the opening ceremony of Priscilla Presleys plass, which took place August 23, 2008, but were unable to go due to Lisa Marie’s being pregnant.
Priscilla’s biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Kathryn and Harold Wagner. On August 10, 1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscilla’s mother; they had been dating for more than three years. He was killed in a plane crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old. When Priscilla discovered this “family secret” whilst rummaging through an old wooden box of family keepsakes, she was encouraged by her mother to keep it from the other children as she feared it would “endanger our family closeness”
In 1948 her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec. The couple were married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla, and was the only father she would ever know. Over the next few years Priscilla grew up quickly, helping to care for the growing family as her father’s Air Force career moved them from Connecticut to New Mexico to Maine. In her own words, she described herself during this period as “a shy, pretty little girl unhappily accustomed to moving from base to base every two or three years. Priscilla later recalled that she felt uncomfortable moving so often because she never knew if she could make friends for life, or even if she would fit in with the new people she met on each move.
In 1956, the Beaulieus moved to and settled in Austin, Texas, but soon her father was transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany. Priscilla was “crushed” by this news, and after finishing Junior High her fears of leaving her friends behind and making new ones were once again at the forefront of her mind.
And one of her husbands:
And Michael’s little sister:
And her mother:
Frances Ruth Roche was born in Park House, on the royal estate at Sandringham, Norfolk. Her father was Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, a friend of King George VI and the elder son of the American heiress Frances Work and her first husband, the 3rd Baron Fermoy. Her mother, Ruth, Lady Fermoy DCVO, was a confidante and lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother).
On 1 June 1954, Shand Kydd married John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (later the 8th Earl Spencer) at Westminster Abbey. They had five children:
- Lady Sarah McCorquodale (19 March 1955), who married Neil Edmund McCorquodale, a nephew of Raine, Countess Spencer
- Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes (11 February 1957), who married Baron Fellowes.
- The Honourable John Spencer, who died within 10 hours after his birth on 12 January 1960
- Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
- Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (20 May 1964), who married Victoria Lockwood, then Caroline Freud (née Hutton) (the latter formerly the wife of Matthew Freud)
The British media made comparisons between the lives of Shand Kydd and Diana because they were both inexperienced young women who were thrust into the spotlight by marriage to much older men in higher stations. Her marriage to Viscount Althorp was not a happy one and, in 1967, she left to be with Peter Shand Kydd, an heir to a wallpaper fortune whom she had met the year before. Subsequently, she was named “the other woman” in Janet Shand Kydd’s divorce action against her husband.
And Grandmother. *NOTE* Littlejohn and GILL*
Little, Shabazz, Sanders:
After working at the William Morris Agency, Music Corporation of America, and Jaffe talent agencies she went to work for Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency as a secretary. Her employer recognized her writing skills and moved her to the copywriting department where she advanced rapidly to become one of the nation’s highest paid ad copywriters in the early 1960s. In 1959 she married David Brown, who would go on to become the producer or co-producer of such classic films as The Sting, Jaws, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy, as well as other motion pictures.
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Nestlé’s origins date back to 1866, when two separate Swiss enterprises were founded that would later form the core of Nestlé. In the succeeding decades, the two competing enterprises aggressively expanded their businesses throughout Europe and the United States.
In August 1867 Charles (US consul in Switzerland) and George Page, two brothers from Lee County, Illinois, USA, established the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in Cham, Switzerland. Their first British operation was opened at Chippenham, Wiltshire, in 1873.
In September 1866 in Vevey, Henri Nestlé developed a milk-based baby food, and soon began marketing it. The following year saw Daniel Peter begin seven years of work perfecting his invention, the milk chocolate manufacturing process. Nestlé’s was the crucial cooperation that Peter needed to solve the problem of removing all the water from the milk added to his chocolate and thus preventing the product from developing mildew. Henri Nestlé retired in 1875 but the company under new ownership retained his name as Société Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé.
In 1877 Anglo-Swiss added milk-based baby foods to their products and in the following year the Nestlé Company added condensed milk so that the firms became direct and fierce rivals.
In 1905 the companies merged to become the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, retaining that name until 1947 when the name Nestlé Alimentana SA was taken as a result of the acquisition of Fabrique de Produits Maggi SA (founded 1884) and its holding company Alimentana SA of Kempttal, Switzerland. Maggi was a major manufacturer of soup mixes and related foodstuffs. The company’s current name was adopted in 1977. By the early 1900s, the company was operating factories in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain. The First World War created demand for dairy products in the form of government contracts, and, by the end of the war, Nestlé’s production had more than doubled.
After the war, government contracts dried up, and consumers switched back to fresh milk. However, Nestlé’s management responded quickly, streamlining operations and reducing debt. The 1920s saw Nestlé’s first expansion into new products, with chocolate-manufacture becoming the company’s second most important activity. Louis Dapples was CEO till 1937, when succeeded by Édouard Muller till his death in 1948.
Carr, Kerr, Car-gill, Kerr- Lyle/ Little:
Cargill, Incorporated is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2011, number 13 on the Fortune 500, behind AT&T Inc. and ahead of JP Morgan Chase. Some of Cargill’s major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the manufacture of livestock and feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company (sold off in 2011), one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
Cargill declared revenues of $116.6 billion and earnings of $3.33 billion in the 2009 fiscal year. Employing over 140,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. The company also supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, exporting more product from Argentina than any other company and is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All of the eggs used in McDonald’s restaurants in the US pass through Cargill’s plants. It is the only producer of Alberger process salt in the US, which is highly prized in the fast-food and prepared food industries.
Cargill remains a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder (from the Cargill and MacMillan families) own over 85% of the company. As a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company’s own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page, who is not part of either the Cargill or MacMillan families, is the chief executive officer of Cargill. He succeeded former CEO Warren Staley in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill’s mandatory retirement age of 65.
Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy is a chain of supermarkets in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Tom Thumb stores operate under the names Tom Thumb—traditional grocery stores; Flagship Tom Thumb—high end stores; and Simon David—also high end, usually in affluent areas. Tom Thumb and Randall’s Food Markets make up the 112-store Texas division of Safeway Inc. Tom Thumb is (as of December 2005) the number three supermarket in the super-competitive Dallas/Fort Worth area (in terms of market share) behind Walmart and Kroger. Stores in the Tom Thumb supermarket chain tend to be slightly more upscale and expensive than competitors such as Kroger or Albertsons.
The chain’s distribution center is in Roanoke, Texas.
Tom Thumb was founded in 1948 by J.R. Bost and Robert B. Cullum as Tom Thumb-Page Food Stores and was once a publicly traded company on the NYSE under the name Cullum Companies. By 1956 it had grown to 20 stores. They bought 34 Hinky Dinky stores in the Midwest, 17 Pantry Food Markets in California, as well as Page Drug Stores (the freestanding Page stores were later sold to Eckerd). They also bought the gourmet specialty Simon David stores in 1963.
Tom Thumb expanded its reach to Austin, Texas, in 1972 when the grocer entered that market.
Tom Thumb partnered with Wal-Mart in 1987 to create Hypermart USA stores, but the initial lack of success led them to drop out in 1991. There were several Hypermart locations including Garland, Texas, and Arlington, Texas. The Hypermart stores were the early prototype for the current Walmart supercenter concept, though these stores were much larger than today’s Supercenter.
In January 1989, Cullum Companies sold six of its Tom Thumb stores in Austin to Albertsons.
Marina Oswald and Pricilla:
Jul 31, 2012 … Priscilla Johnson McMillan : Biography Priscilla Livingston Johnson was born in Glen Cove, New York, on 19th July, 1928. As a student she …
And another JFK connection:
Ruth Hyde Paine (born September 3, 1932) was a friend of Marina Oswald, who was living with her at the time of the JFK assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald stored the 6.5 mm caliber Carcano rifle he allegedly used to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy in her garage, unbeknownst to her and her husband, Michael Paine.
Paine was born Ruth Avery Hyde. She went to Antioch College and became a Quaker. Through her interest in folk dancing and music she met her future husband Michael Paine. Though strictly speaking not a Quaker, Michael attended meetings with Ruth. They married on December 28, 1957.
In 1959 Michael Paine got a job with Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas and the Paines moved into a house in the suburb of Irving. As liberals in Dallas the Paines were isolated and Ruth Paine was quite lonely.
Ruth Paine had been studying Russian since 1957. In the late 1950s she participated in Quaker pen pal programs and the East-West Contact Committee, which sponsored visits by three Soviets to the US. In 1963 she signed up to teach a summer class in Russian at St. Mark’s School in Dallas, but only one student signed up (William Hootkins, who became an actor and had a minor role in the movie Star Wars as X-Wing pilot Jek Porkins).
She met the Oswalds through her interest in Russian. A friend from a singing group, Everett Glover, invited her to a party on February 22, 1963 because he thought she would be interested in meeting people who spoke Russian. The Paines and Oswalds spent much time together after the party. Ruth befriended Marina though Lee was more distant, despite Ruth and Michael’s efforts (and the Paines did not care for him much).
Lady Colin Campbell, (née Georgia Arianna Ziadie known as Georgie, 17 August 1949), is a British writer, biographer, autobiographer, novelist, and television and radio personality.
Campbell was born in Jamaica, the child of Michael and Gloria Ziadie. The Ziadie family is prominent in Jamaica, the descendants of six Maronite Catholic brothers who emigrated from Lebanon in the early 20th century; she says they have gone from being “revered to reviled to treasured as exotica” His family were Greek Orthodox Catholic who had settled in Lebanon. Her mother came from English, Irish, Portuguese and Spanish ancestry. Her maternal great-grandmother, family name De Pass, was Sephardic Jew.
She was born with an unspecified form of intersex, and was brought up as a boy until her late teens. At the age of thirteen, realising that was an error and that she was actually female, she secretly sought the help of a gynaecologist, but her parents refused to help and authorised treatment with other physicians who forcibly gave her male hormones.
In 1974, after the briefest of courtships, she married Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, the son of Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll; after much abuse at his hands, both physical and mental, and the gradual realisation that he had only married her for her (father’s) money (to which she had no access), she divorced him in 1975. Just six weeks into the marriage she was in hospital having half her face reconstructed after he attacked her, ‘the first of many hospital visits’. The marriage was a complete disaster. It appears that he was not aware of her transgender past. Lord Campbell sold a story to the Sunday People claiming, falsely, that she had been born a man.
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She is the mother of two adopted Russian-born sons, Misha and Dima. She lives in Kennington. She moved to Kennington after losing the money from her book on Princess Diana due to bad financial advice and fraud.
Dill was born in Bermuda. Her mother, Ruth Rapalje (née Neilson), was from New Jersey, and her father, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Melville Dill (also the name of her great-grandfather, a mariner), was a former Attorney General of Bermuda, and former Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Militia Artillery. Her father was from a prominent Bermudian family, present on the island since the very early 17th century. Her ancestry includes English, Scottish, and Dutch. Her brother Bayard was a prominent lawyer and politician. Her sister Ruth was married to John Seward Johnson I, heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Dill was brought up in the Church of England.
Dill was married to Kirk Douglas, with whom she had studied acting before World War II
Pearce and POP:
Bernard Pearce Newman (December 12, 1927 – October 25, 2008), usually known as B. P. Newman or Bob Newman, was a business entrepreneur, developer, civic leader, and philanthropist in Laredo, Texas. Newman Elementary School in Laredo is named for him.
Newman was born in Red River County in northeast Texas to Thomas Newman and Veda Newman Scotti (1907–1995). While attending college in Dallas, he met Peggy Jean (née) Behelar (born 1932). They wed in 1950 and during their fifty-eight year marriage had four children.
In 1951, Foremost Dairies was then the third largest dairy cooperative in the United States. In 1964, Newman purchased the Foremost distributorship in Laredo, the largest city in South Texas. From his initial capitalization of the Laredo Foremost distributorship, he launched B. P. Newman Enterprises and built a business empire of restaurants, subdivisions, apartments, and ranches.
B.P. Newman Enterprises eventually brought the Church’s and Popeye’s fried chicken franchises to Laredo. By 1989, Newman owned five Popeye’s franchises in Laredo and Austin, Texas, all sixteen Church’s outlets in El Paso and planned to build an additional ten Popeye’s. In 1990, Newman and architect Jack Rice Turner developed a 10-story, 46-unit building in Corpus Christi, known as the Twin Dolphins, then the third high-rise condominium in that city. In 1991, Newman was a significant Popeyes and Church’s franchisee, having forty-one stores, primarily Church’s, in El Paso, Laredo, and the Shreveport, Louisiana, area. By 2004, Newman was a top contributor to the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurant chain and was one of only two worldwide Popeyes restaurant franchisees to receive Popeye’s Gold Plate Award, the most important award given by Popeyes management.
Newman also owned ranches, apartments, and office buildings in Laredo, El Paso, Marshall, Longview, the Rio Grande Valley, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Shreveport. He developed the Laredo neighborhoods of Chaparral, Vista Hermosa, and Sierra Vista during his lifetime, Newman donated the land for two Laredo schools: Newman Elementary School at 1300 Alta Vista Drive in the Valle Alto subdivision off McPherson Road, the Dr. Sigifredo Perez Elementary School at 500 Sierra Vista. The Newmans launched the first lot for Habitat for Humanity in Laredo. He gave the land too for the B.P. Newman Park and the B. P. and Peggy Newman Recreation Center in Laredo.
*Also see Arthur Andersen and connections to Gov. Gray Davis as well as ENRON scandal*:
Gabriella Clark Armour:
Alice de Janzé, née Silverthorne (28 September 1899 – 30 September 1941), also known as Alice de Trafford and holder of the noble title Comtesse (Countess) de Janzé for a few years, was an American heiress who spent years in Kenya, as a member of the Happy Valley set of colonials. She was connected with numerous scandals, including the attempted murder of her lover in 1927, as well as the 1941 murder of The 22nd Earl of Erroll in Kenya. Her tempestuous life was marked by promiscuity, drug abuse and several suicide attempts.
Growing up in Chicago and New York, Silverthorne was a multi-millionaire heiress, relative of the powerful Armour family and one of the most prominent American socialites of her time. She entered French aristocracy in the early 1920s, when she married Count de Janzé. In the mid-1920s, she was introduced to the infamous Happy Valley set, a community of white expatriates in East Africa, notorious for their hedonistic lifestyle….
Ernest Aldrich Simpson (6 May 1897 – 30 November 1958) was an American turned British shipping executive best known as the second husband of Wallis Simpson He was a partner with the shipbrokerage firm Simpson, Spence & Young.
Born in New York City and educated at The Hill School and Harvard, Simpson was briefly a captain in the Coldstream Guards during World War I. His father, Ernest Louis Simpson, cofounded the international ship-brokerage Simpson, Spence & Young which has lasted for more than 130 years and was a British citizen of Jewish background whose original surname was Solomon. His mother, Charlotte Woodward Gaines, was American, daughter of a New York lawyer.
“In his younger years he was described as tall, with blue eyes, blond, curly hair, a neat blond moustache and a fastidious dresser,” according to an article in The New York Times.
His first wife, whom he married in New York City, on 22 February 1923 and divorced in 1928, was Dorothea Dechert (died 1967), the former wife of James Flanagan Dechert (died 1968), whom she married in May 1916 and divorced in April 1920. Born Dorothea Webb Parsons, she was a daughter of Arthur Webb Parsons, a lawyer, and his wife, the former Frances Margaret Graves.
Dorothea and Ernest Simpson had one child, Audrey C. C. Simpson (born 1924), who married, firstly, American journalist Murray J. Rossant (married 5 October 1945), and, secondly (on 1 April 1949), New York advertising executive Edmund Hope Driggs III. Audrey Simpson Driggs, as she is now known, is an artist and currently lives in Canada. Simpson also had a stepdaughter by this marriage, Cynthia Josephine Dechert (born 1916).
Simpson’s second wife was Wallis Warfield Spencer (1896–1986), the Baltimore-born former wife of Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. and the only child of Teackle Wallis Warfield. They married in London, England, on 21 July 1928, and divorced on 3 May 1937. As his obituary in The New York Times noted, the publicity over his second wife’s remarriage to the Duke of Windsor and her subsequent fame thrust him into the role of “the forgotten man. The two remained friends, however, the newspaper noted, with the now Duchess of Windsor sending him flowers when he was in hospital for surgery and Simpson offering advice and clarification when his former wife was working on her memoirs.
His third wife was Mary Raffray (née Mary Huntemuller Kirk, 1896–1941), a daughter of Henry Child Kirk, owner and manager of the Kirk Silversmith Co. of Baltimore, Maryland and his wife, the former Edith Huntemuller.
A girlhood friend of Wallis Simpson’s, Mary Kirk was a bridesmaid at her first wedding and introduced her to Ernest Simpson in 1925; she also was the “other woman” with whom Simpson took a hotel suite in Berkshire in order to give his wife evidence of adultery to so she could bring divorce proceedings against him. Ernest Simpson and Mary Raffray were married in the Diamond Jubilee ballroom of the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut on 19 November 1937, six months after the groom’s divorce from Wallis Simpson and three weeks after the bride’s divorce from Raffray.
Mary and Ernest Simpson had one child, Ernest Henry Child Simpson, who was born prematurely on 27 September 1939, and christened at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London. In June 1940, the Simpsons sent their infant son to the United States to escape the war including the Blitz. However, a month before Mary’s death he returned with her to England. Mary Simpson died of breast cancer on 2 October 1941, at the couple’s home in Wiltshire, England. Their son changed his name legally after 1958 to Aharon Solomons and became a soldier in the Israeli army. Solomons is an A.I.D.A free-diving Instructor Trainer and currently teaches in Eilat, Israel.
Simpson’s fourth wife was Avril Leveson-Gower (née Avril Joy Mullens, 1910 – 28 November 1978), the former wife of Brigadier General Hugh Nugent Leveson-Gower, RA and of H.S.H. Prince George G. Imeretinsky. She was the younger daughter of Sir John Ashley Mullens, of Manor House, Haslemere, Surrey, by his wife, the former Evelyne Maude Adamson. Simpson and Avril Leveson-Gower were married in London on 12 August 1948. By this marriage Simpson had a stepdaughter, Lucinda Gaye Leveson-Gower (born 1935, married Spencer Le Marchant( in 1955). Avril Simpson was killed in a car crash in Mexico.
Merchant took her stage name as a composite of the actress Vivien Leigh and her brother, who was a merchant seaman (cited by Michael Billington). She began acting professionally in 1942, with supporting juvenile roles in repertory, progressing to West End roles in such works as Noël Coward‘s Sigh No More and Ace of Clubs, becoming an established lead in repertory in the early 1950s. Merchant subsequently performed in many stage productions and several films, including Alfie (1966), Accident (1967), Frenzy (1972) and The Offence (also 1972). Her performance in Alfie gained her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.
After Merchant married the playwright Harold Pinter in 1956, she appeared in many of his plays, including the 1960 revival of his first play, The Room at the Hampstead Theatre, A Slight Ache, A Night Out, The Collection and The Lover; the last also a celebrated television production partnering Alan Badel at Associated Rediffusion, for which she was given an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, both in 1963.
Merchant subsequently appeared as Wendy in Tea Party opposite Leo McKern in 1965 and as Ruth in The Homecoming (1964) on stage (1965) and screen (1973). The last of his plays in which she performed on stage was Old Times (1971) as Anna. She played Lady Macbeth to Paul Scofield‘s Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, directed by Sir Peter Hall.
Merchant took the role of Madame in the Greenwich Theatre revival of Jean Genet‘s The Maids partnering Glenda Jackson and Susannah York: this was filmed in 1974 by Christopher Miles. In 1975, Merchant and Timothy Dalton headed the cast of a revival of Noël Coward‘s The Vortex at the Greenwich Theatre.
Merchant was the first wife of Harold Pinter, whom she met while working as a repertory actress; he was then working as an actor under the stage name of David Baron. They married in 1956, and their son, Daniel, was born in 1958.
Their marriage began disintegrating in the mid-1960s. From 1962 to 1969, Harold Pinter had a clandestine affair with Joan Bakewell, which informs Pinter’s play Betrayal. In 1975 Pinter began a serious affair with the historian Lady Antonia Fraser, the wife of Sir Hugh Fraser, which he confessed to his wife that March.
From above again:
Born Dorothea Webb Parsons, she was a daughter of Arthur Webb Parsons, a lawyer, and his wife, the former Frances Margaret Graves.
Lady Katherine Gordon1
Last Edited=25 Apr 2011
- [S3532] Daniel Lysons, The Environs of London: volume 3, County of Middlesex (n.n.: n.n., 1795), page 404-417. Hereinafter cited as The Environs of London: volume 3.
Last Edited=14 Jun 2009
After her divorce, a vicious dispute erupted between the Lake and Cecil families.1
- [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
- [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1108. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
Hon. Sarah Morres1
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Children of Hon. Sarah Morres and Reverend Joseph Pratt
- [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1082. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
- [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
- [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke’s Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 353. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Irish Family Records.
- [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke’s Irish Family Records.
Reverend Joseph Pratt1
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He lived at Cabra Castle, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Children of Reverend Joseph Pratt and Hon. Sarah Morres
- [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1082. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
- [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke’s Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Irish Family Records.
- [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke’s Irish Family Records, page 353.
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Sir William Ryther1
Last Edited=3 May 2009
Child of Sir William Ryther
Last Edited=3 May 2009
A signer of the Declaration of Independence.1
Dorothea Webb Parsons1
Last Edited=4 May 2009
Child of Dorothea Webb Parsons and James F. Dechert
Child of Dorothea Webb Parsons and Ernest Aldrich Simpson
James F. Dechert1
Last Edited=4 May 2009
Arthur Webb Parsons1
Last Edited=4 May 2009
Child of Arthur Webb Parsons
And his assistant R.H. Johnson:
Ayers/ Allen/ Rashid:
Phylicia Rashād (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.
In 2004, Rashād became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She resumed the role in the 2008 television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun, which earned her the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Rashād was dubbed “The Mother” of the African-American community at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.
Rashād was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Vivian Ayers, was a Pulitzer-prize nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar, and publisher. Her father, Andrew Arthur Allen (d. 1984), was an orthodontist. Rashād’s siblings are jazz-musician brother Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen, Jr., born 1945), sister Debbie Allen (1950), an actress, choreographer, and director, and brother Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina). While Rashād was growing up, her family moved to Mexico, and as a result, Rashād speaks Spanish fluently.
Rashād studied at Howard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Rashād first became notable on the stage with a string of Broadway credits, including Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (she was Sheryl Lee Ralph‘s understudy until she left the show in 1982 after Rashād was passed over as Ralph’s full-time replacement) and playing a Munchkin in The Wiz. In 1978, she released the album Josephine Superstar, a disco Concept album telling the life story of Josephine Baker. The album was mainly written and produced by Jacques Morali and Rashād’s second husband Victor Willis, original lead singer and lyricist of the Village People. She met Willis while they were both cast in The Wiz.
John Belushi was born in Chicago. His father was an Albanian immigrant from Qytezë and his mother was the daughter of Albanian immigrants. John was raised in Wheaton, a Chicago suburb, along with his three siblings: younger brothers Billy and Jim and his sister, Marian. The family’s name at the time of immigration was Bellios, or Belliors.
To end this post, let us go back up again to this lady and the Pearce name again:
Aldrich was born into a family descended from John Winthrop, William Wickenden, and Roger Williams. His branch passed through generations of declining circumstances. His father was Anan E. Aldrich, an industrial mill hand, and mother Abby Burgess. The first American Aldrich ancestor was George Aldrich, an immigrant who settled in Mendon, Massachusetts in the 17th century. The Aldrich Family Association was located in the neighboring community of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, once part of Mendon, on the Rhode Island border, home also of the family cemetery. It was in Rhode Island that Nelson Aldrich grew up and prospered. He attended the East Greenwich Academy. The Aldrich family has grown to become a political dynasty on the American landscape, with U.S. Senators, a Vice President, and various political figures in a number of states.
Aldrich’s first job was clerking for the largest wholesale grocer in the state, where he worked his way up to become a partner in the firm. On October 9, 1866 he married Abigail “Abby” Pearce Truman Chapman, a wealthy woman with impressive antecedents.
Chapman, Putin’s girl ?
Abby Burgess mother ? Burgess ?
Just Guess ?
I think it is time to head west for a new post….
We will continue here: