Josephine Louise Newcomb

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Josephine Louise Newcomb
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Born October 31, 1816
Baltimore, Maryland
Died April 7, 1901(1901-04-07) (aged 84)
New York
Nationality American
Occupation Philanthropist
Spouse(s) Warren Newcomb
Children Warren Newcomb, Jr., Harriott Sophie Newcomb

Josephine Louise Newcomb (October 31, 1816 – April 7, 1901), born Josephine Le Monnier, was the philanthropist whose donations led to the founding of Newcomb College at Tulane University.[1]

Life[edit]

Josephine Louise Le Monnier was born in Baltimore on October 31, 1816 to Mary Sophia Waters and Alexander Le Monnier.[2] She received her education in Baltimore and in her father's native France.[3] After her mother died, Le Monnier went to live in New Orleans, where her older sister Eleanor Anne and brother-in-law William Henderson had settled.[4] There, Le Monnier met Warren Newcomb, and the couple married in Christ Church Cathedral on December 15, 1845.[5] The couple moved to Louisville, KY, and had a son, Warren, Jr., who died shortly after his birth in 1853.[6] The couple later moved to New York, where Josephine gave birth to their second child, Harriott Sophie Newcomb, on July 29, 1855.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb". Knowla Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Dixon, Brandt V. B. (1928). A Brief History of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, 1887-1919. ISBN 0-9646222-0-3. 
  4. ^ "Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb". Knowla Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Who Was Josephine Louise Newcomb?". NewcombLives.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb". Knowla Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Who Was Josephine Louise Newcomb?". NewcombLives.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 

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