Lucy Wharton Drexel (1867-1944)
Mrs Lucy Wharton (Drexel) Dahlgren
She was the niece of the legendary international financier, Anthony Joseph Drexel (1826-1893), and her father was sent to oversee the family's banking concerns in New York where she grew up. Her sister, Bessie (later Baroness Decies) was a leading social commentator/author. Lucy inherited $20 million from her father before receiving a further $5 million on her mother's death. She was a devout Catholic and divorced her husband in 1912 on the grounds of his "misconduct". From then on, she divided her time between her homes in Manhattan, Newport and France.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 06/06/2019 and last updated on 08/06/2019.
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