Helen Dauvray

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Helen Dauvray, 1896

Helen Dauvray (February 14, 1859 – December 6, 1923) was an American actress.[1][2] She was a star in Bronson Howard's play One of Our Girls (1885), among others.[3]


Dauvray was born on February 14, 1859 in San Francisco, California. She married baseball player John Montgomery Ward on October 12, 1887.[4] They divorced, though a trophy called the "Dauvray Cup" was coined during their union in 1887. Books about baseball history recount the details of their celebrity marriage.[5]

In 1896 she married Admiral Albert G. Winterhalter. She died on December 6, 1923 in Washington, DC. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Naval Officers at Helen Dauvray's Bier. Once Noted Actress, Widow of Rear Admiral Winterhalter, Buried in Arlington". New York Times. December 7, 1923. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  2. ^ (20 February 1892). Our Gallery of Players - XXXIV. Helen Dauvray, The Illustrated American, p. 16, 35
  3. ^ Thorn, John (November 4, 2011). "Baseball's Lost Chalice, Part 2". Our Game. MLBlogs Network. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Helen Dauvray's Choice. To Be Married This Morning To John M. Ward" (PDF). New York Times. October 12, 1887. Retrieved 2014-01-17. Miss Helen Dauvray, the well known actress, will be married this morning to Mr. John Montgomery Ward, ex-Captain of the New-York Baseball team.
  5. ^ (19 September 1999). Same Old Ball Game, The New York Times

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