Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt Webb
Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt
September 20, 1860
|Died||July 10, 1936 75) (aged|
Shelburne, Vermont, U.S.
|Other names||Lila Vanderbilt Webb|
|Education||Miss Porter's School|
(m. 1881;died 1926)
|Children||Frederica Vanderbilt Webb|
James Watson Webb, Sr.
William Seward Webb, Jr.
|Parent(s)|| William Henry Vanderbilt |
Maria Kissam Vanderbilt
Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt Webb (September 20, 1860 – July 10, 1936) was an American heiress.
Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt was born on September 20, 1860 in Staten Island. She was the youngest daughter and seventh child of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885) and Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt.Her elder siblings were Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Frederick William Vanderbilt, Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly, and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt. Her younger brother was George Washington Vanderbilt II, builder of the Biltmore Estate.
Her maternal grandparents were Rev. Samuel Kissam and the former Margaret Hamilton Adams. Her grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, owner of the New York Central Railroad.
Eliza attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut.
On December 20, 1881, Vanderbilt married Dr. William Seward Webb (1851–1926) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City. William was a physician and railroad executive who later became a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and was a founder, and president, of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was the son of James Watson Webb, a newspaper publisher (of the New York Courier and Enquirer ) who served as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, and his second wife, Laura Virginia (née Cram) Webb. Among his siblings was elder half-brother Civil War General Alexander S. Webb, and younger brother H. Walter Webb, also a railroad executive.Together, Eliza and William were the parents of four children:
She enjoyed playing golf, contract bridge, gardening, traveling and reading.She was one of the first female members of the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Vanderbilt died on July 10, 1936 at her home in Shelburne, Vermont.After a funeral at Trinity Church in Shelburne, she was buried alongside her late husband at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
With her US$10 million inheritance, Vanderbilt bought and developed Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont in 1899.She planned meals, hired servants, hosted guests, and took care of the interior decorating and garden design. She entertained at Shelburne Farms until her death in 1936. During his 1909 visit to Shelburne Farms, President William Howard Taft said her husband was absent because he was drunk.
In April 1923, Vanderbilt built a house on Dunbar Road in Palm Beach, Florida.Later, she built another house in Gulf Stream, Florida.
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Electra Havemeyer Webb was a collector of American antiques and founder of the Shelburne Museum.
William Seward Webb was a businessman, and inspector general of the Vermont militia with the rank of colonel. He was a founder and former president of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Ralph Pulitzer was an American heir, newspaper publisher and author. He served as the president of the Press Publishing Co., which published the New York World and the Evening World.
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William Douglas Burden, was an American naturalist, filmmaker, and author who co-founded Marineland in Florida.
Chairman of Webb Lynch, Inc., general insurance brokers at 99 John.....
Mrs. Electra Havemeyer Webb of 740 Park Avenue, New York, and Shelburne, widow of J. Watson Webb, an insurance executive and international polo player, died today in Mary Fletcher Hospital.