Carroll Livingston Wainwright I

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Carroll Livingston Wainwright (December 2, 1899 – July 6, 1967) was an artist.


He was born on December 2, 1899 in Philadelphia to Stuyvesant Wainwright and Caroline Smith Snowden.

Marriage, Divorce, and Family[edit]

He married Edith Gould (1900-1937). She was the daughter of millionaire George Jay Gould I (1864-1923) and Edith M. Kingdon (1864-1921). Time magazine reported their divorce on February 8, 1932:

Divorced & Remarried. Mrs. Edith Gould Wainwright, 30, daughter of the late George Jay Gould I; from Carroll Livingston Wainwright I, 33, Manhattan socialite who was committed by his brothers to Bloomingdale Hospital last year, was later adjudged to be "mentally competent"; in Reno. Grounds: mental cruelty. Mrs. Wainwright immediately married Sir Hector Murray MacNeal, 53, Scottish shipowner.

Wainwright's eldest child with Edith Gould was Stuyvesant Wainwright II, who represented New York's 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to 1961.


He died in 1967 on Long Island.

Selected coverage in the New York Times[edit]

  • New York Times; May 27, 1920; page 1; "Miss Edith Gould a runaway bride after motor trip"
  • New York Times; May 21, 1931; page 24; "C. Wainwright wins competency hearing"
  • New York Times; January 26, 1932; page 25; "Edith Gould gets divorce, is rewed"
  • New York Times; December 1, 1934; page 15; "C.L. Wainwright, Jr. here as stowaway"
  • New York Times; July 7, 1967; "Carroll Wainwright, artist and member of Long Island family, dies"