Frances Ford Seymour
|Frances Ford Seymour|
April 14, 1908|
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
|Died||April 14, 1950
Beacon, New York, USA
|Spouse(s)||George Tuttle Brokaw
(m.1931-1935; his death; 1 child)
(m.1936-1950; her death; 2 children)
|Children||Frances de Villers Brokaw
|Parents||Eugene Ford Seymour
Sophie Mildred Bower
Born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of Eugene Ford Seymour and Sophie Mildred (née Bower; July 13, 1886 – April 15, 1974). Her father, an attorney, was descended from Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset who was brother to Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour. Among her first cousins was Mary Benjamin Rogers, the first wife of Standard Oil millionaire Henry Huttleston Rogers Jr.
On January 10, 1931, she married George Tuttle Brokaw, a millionaire lawyer and sportsman, whose previous marriage, to Clare Boothe Luce, had ended in divorce. They had one child, Frances de Villers Brokaw (1931–2008, known as "Pan"), who later married Francesco Corrias, and became a painter. By this marriage Frances Ford Brokaw also had a stepdaughter, Ann Clare Brokaw (1924-1944).