Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Whiton-Stuart

This evening, on July 4, I happen to be researching Sylvia Whiton-Stuart, daughter of Jesse Palmier Whiton-Stuart, the original owner of what we now call the Veblen House. It turns out that she was born on July 4, 1906. What I've learned thus far is that she eloped at an early age with a writer by the name of Eric Hatch.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Eric Hatch: Eric S. Hatch (October 31, 1901 - July 4, 1973) was an American writer on the staff of The New Yorker and a novelist and screenwriter best known for his books 1101 Park Avenue, (which became a hit film under the title My Man Godfrey) and The Year of the Horse (which was adapted as a Disney comedy with the title, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit).[1]

She later remarried, still at an early age, according to a society article which may or may not have been tongue in cheek, to Lawrence Turnure, who has the same name as a very wealthy businessman from the previous generation. Lots of mysteries to explore.

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