Mary Williamson Averell

Mary Williamson Averell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Williamson Averell was born in New York City into a prominent New York family. The only daughter, she was tutored at home and completed her education at a finishing school with the ..".expectation that one day she would become a fine wife and mother for some young man of equal or greater social standing than the Averells." Mary's father, William J. Averell was a successful New York banker and president of the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad. In her late twenties she met and married 31 year old E. H. Harriman a rising stockbroker and businessman. Mary's father subsequently offered him a seat on his railroad's board, leading to a career in railroads and an extraordinary fortune. In 1886, that fortune allowed E.H. to purchase 7,863 acres of heavily forested land on the western shore of the Hudson at Highland Falls in New York; this was expanded to 20,000 acres within two years by the purchase of 40 additional properties. The estate, named "Arden"show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613588929X
  • 9786135889291