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Emily Fairfax Coolidge[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1907 - 1991  (83 years)


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  • Name Emily Fairfax Coolidge  [5
    Born 13 Oct 1907  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Occupation New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Development executive, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) 
    FamilySearch LTFL-NDG 
    Died 5 Jun 1991  Manhattan, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I137  Main
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father Harold Jefferson Coolidge,   b. 22 Jan 1870, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1934, Squam Lake, Grafton Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Edith Lawrence,   b. 10 Nov 1879, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1975, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1903 
    Family ID F3534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harry Adsit Woodruf,   b. 29 Jan 1903, Fort Wright, Kenton Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1952, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Archibald Stone,   b. 12 Dec 1900, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1965, Recloses, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1962  [5
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1907 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Development executive, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1991 - Manhattan, New York, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • J. Spencer Howell & Peter Howell note: She is from the well known Coolidge family and related to Benjamin Franklin.  She has a letter written by Ben Franklin to his granddaughter giving her advice on growing up. (*not* of the Calvin Coolidge line!)

      http://www.moma.org/about_moma/history/index.html

      In the late 1920s, three progressive and influential patrons of the arts, Miss Lillie P. Bliss, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., perceived a need to challenge the conservative policies of traditional museums and to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art. When The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929, its founding Director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., intended the Museum to be dedicated to helping people understand and enjoy the visual arts of our time, and that it might provide New York with "the greatest museum of modern art in the world."

      New York Times obituary published: Saturday, June 8, 1991:

      "Emily C. Stone, Museum Official, 83 - Emily Coolidge Stone, a former director of membership at the Museum of Modern Art, died on Wednesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 83 years old.  She died after a stroke, her daughter said.  Before joining the museum in 1947 she was a research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services.  Mrs. Stone, who attended Radcliffe College, was a director of the France-America Society and a member of the Museum of Modern Art International Council and the International Council of Museums.  A widow, she is survived by her daughter, Edith Woodruff Kunhardt of Manhattan, four grandchildren and four great-granchildren." [6, 7, 8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

    3. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.20 "m3 Emily Coolidge" (Reliability: 0).

    4. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    5. [S1713] Ott and Related Families, https://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.php?fid=381187 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1290] New York Times, Obituary appeared in print on Saturday, June 8, 1991, on section 1 page 28 of the New York edition. (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1101] Peter Howell, Peter Howell, Discussion with JSHJr 20 June, 2005 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.), Discussion with JSHJr 20 June, 2005 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1202] Lee Johnson Howell, Discussion with JSHJr 20 June, 2005 (Reliability: 0).