Edith Kingdon

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Edith M. Kingdon (1864-1921)

Edith M. Kingdon (1864 – November 13, 1921) was a U.S. actress. She was married to George Jay Gould I.[1][2]


She was born in 1864 and educated in England. She was the daughter of Charles Dennis Kingdon and Mary Carter of Toronto, Ontario. She worked as a stage actress until her marriage,[3] Charles Dennis Kingdon and Mary Carter

She married George Jay Gould I. The couple had three sons and two daughters.[4]

Edith and George hired Bruce Price, to build their home. The site is now Georgian Court University.

She died on November 13, 1921 at the golf course of their home at Georgian Court in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.[5][1]

She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, in the Jay Gould Mausoleum


  1. ^ a b "Mrs. George J. Gould Dies Playing Golf". New York Times. November 14, 1921. Retrieved 2014-12-31. Edith Kingdon Gould, wife of George Jay Gould, fell dead today while playing golf with her husband on the private golf course at their estate, Georgian Court, in the outskirts of Lakewood. Heart disease was the cause of death. 
  2. ^ Edith Kingdon: North American Theatre Online
  3. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]
  4. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [2]
  5. ^ "Mrs. George J. Gould Dies On Golf Links. Before Marriage Was Edith Kingdon, Noted And Beautiful Actress". Atlanta Constitution. November 14, 1921. Retrieved 2010-04-02. Mrs. George Jay Gould, the beautiful Edith Kingdon, noted actress of the eighties, collapsed at the ninth tee of the private golf course on the Gould estate, Georgian court, Sunday afternoon while playing a game with her husband, and died in his arms as he was carrying her to the mansion ... 

Further reading[edit]

  • New York Times; Jan 12, 1908; pg. X2; "Mrs. Gould to re-appear in a one-act play"
  • New York Times; Jan 22, 1908; pg. 7; "Mrs. Gould actress for a day"
  • New York Times; Jan 26, 1908; pg. SM4 "A stage career" by Edith Kingdon
  • New York Times; Jun 10, 1911; pg. 13; "Mrs. Kingdon dead in Paris hotel"
  • New York Times; Jun 13, 1911; pg. 09; "Mrs Kingdon's funeral"

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