Edith (Jones) Wharton

Edith Newbold (Jones) Wharton (1862 - 1937)

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Edith Newbold Wharton formerly Jones
Born in New York Citymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Manhattan, New York, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Rue de Montmorency, Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
13:47: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Edith Newbold (Jones) Wharton (1862-1937). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Edith (Jones) Wharton is Notable.

Daughter of George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander.

In 1885, at 23, she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was 12 years older. From a well-established Philadelphia family, he was a sportsman and gentleman of the same social class and shared her love of travel.

Edith was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.

Edith Wharton died of a stroke in 1937 at the de Le Pavillon Colombe, her 18th-century house on Rue de Montmorency in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France. The street is today called rue Edith Wharton. She is buried in the American Protestant section of the Cimetière des Gonards in Versailles, France.


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