Notable rabbit hole

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I did the tree of Murl Emery (Emery-4585), legendary Colorado River boatman, and was looking for other notable Emery's. I found John J. Emery, heir to his father's lard candle fortune. He had 2 wives, Irene Gibson (daughter of famous illustrator Charles Dana Gibson), and Adele Hammond, whose mother was a Vanderbilt and her father John Hammond was a record producer and father of a famous blues musician.  

John J. Emery had a sister Audrey who married Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, the grandson of Tsar Alexander II. After they divorced, she married a Georgian Prince named:

დიმიტრი (ჯორჯაძე) Jorjadze

They also divorced and Jorjadze married Sylvia Hawkes but he was just one of her 5 husbands. One of the other husbands was Clark Gable, who had 5 wives....

Oh and Audrey Emery and the Grand Duke had a son who became an American citizen, served in the Korean War and was the mayor of Palm Beach, Florida.

Audrey was the morganatic wife of the Grand Duke. I learned a new word.

WikiTree profile: Audrey Emery
in The Tree House by Mark Burch G2G6 Pilot (224k points)
That is an interesting tangle!
That was fascinating! I bet Audrey’s story would make a great book.

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Wow! yes, that is definitely a notable rabbit hole!
by Kathryn Penner G2G6 Mach 6 (68.6k points)
selected by Mark Burch

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