Louise Ward McAllister (1854-1923)
Louise Ward McAllister, fiancée of George Barclay Ward, died unmarried
She is credited with christening New York's 'twin hotels' the "Waldorf-Astoria". The expression "meet my at the hyphen" even became a popular song.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 13/02/2019 and last updated on 13/02/2019.
Fifty Years on Fifth Avenue (1900-1957), 2012, by John C. Wood