Martha (Gellhorn) Hemingway
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Martha Ellis (Gellhorn) Hemingway (1908 - 1998)

Martha Ellis Hemingway formerly Gellhorn
Born in St.Louis County, Missouri, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married Nov 1940 [location unknown]
Wife of — married about 1954 (to 1963) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Dec 2008 | Last significant change: 25 Dec 2020
01:23: N Gauthier removed Bertrand (Jouvenel des Ursins) de Jouvenel (1903-1987) as the spouse from Martha Ellis (Gellhorn) Hemingway (1908-1998). [Thank N for this]
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She was born on 08 Nov 1908 in St.Louis County, Missouri, USA [1] and her parents were Edna E. (Fischel) and George Gellhorn.

Martha Ellis Gellhorn had her first major affair was with the French economist, Bertrand de Jouvenel. It began in 1930, when she was 22 years old, and lasted until 1934. She would have married him, if his wife had consented to a divorce. [2]

Martha first married in November 1940 to Ernest Miller Hemingway.

Martha married secondly about 1954 to Thomas Stanley Matthews.

She reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. [3]

"... considered by the London Daily Telegraph, among others, to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century ... life long friend of Eleanor Roosevelt ... published numerous books ... resented her reflected fame as Hemingway's third wife, remarking that she had no intention of "being a footnote in someone else's life". "

She died on 16 Feb 1998 in London, England. [4]


  1. Missouri Birth Records 1851-1910 for Marita Ellis Gellhorn
  2. in french
  3. Wikipedia: Martha Gellhorn
  4. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index 1995-2012 for Martha Gellhorn


  • WikiTree profile Gellhorn-2 was created on 30 Nov 2011 by Stephen Hemingway through the import of hemingway.ged
  • WikiTree profile Gellhorn-4 was created on 13 Apr 2014 by Nalani Briggs through the import of Kupau-Vetu-Briggs Tree-4-13-2014-910PM.ged

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