Alice Cornelia Thaw

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Alice Cornelia Thaw
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Born (1880-01-02)January 2, 1880
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died May 8, 1955(1955-05-08) (aged 75)
Title Countess of Yarmouth
Spouse(s) George Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford (m. 1903–08) (annulled)
Geoffrey George Whitney, Sr.
Parent(s) William Thaw, Sr.
Mary Sibbet Copley
Relatives Harry Kendall Thaw (brother)

Alice Cornelia Thaw (January 2, 1880 – May 8, 1955) was an American philanthropist and, upon her marriage to George Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford, the Countess of Yarmouth.[1]

Early life[edit]

Thaw was born on January 2, 1880 to William Thaw, Sr. and Mary Sibbet Copley. She was the younger sister of Harry Kendall Thaw.


On April 27, 1903 she married George Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2][3] Their marriage was annulled in 1908 on the grounds of non-consummation.[4]

In 1913 she married Geoffrey George Whitney, Sr.[5]


Thaw died on May 8, 1955.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mrs. Geoffrey Whitney, Broker's Widow And Member of Thaw Family, Dies at 75". New York Times. May 10, 1955. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Traveling to English Home. Costumes Were Elegant". Pittsburgh Press. April 28, 1903. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Miss Thaw and Earl Wed. Church Magnificently Decorated and Lavish Display of Wealth Adds to Gorgeousness of the Ceremony". Chicago Tribune. April 28, 1903. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  4. ^ MacColl, Gail; Wallace, Carol (2012). To Marry an English Lord. Workman Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 0-761-17198-3. 
  5. ^ "Former Countess of Yarmouth to Marry Boston Broker in Spring". New York Times. December 19, 1912. Retrieved 2010-12-29.