High Society Ladies

The Lewis Party of 1917 drew the local elites.

Ms. Katherine Grout was featured in The Brooklyn Blue Book and Long Island Society Register 1920 and lived at a significant estate ‘Applecomb’, in Greens Farms CT. 

Miss Theodora Bulkley was the granddaughter of Cpt Andrew Bulkley. One of the founding  families of Southport, CT,  she was a member of The Club Women of New York, Association for the Aid of Crippled Children, The Brooklyn Bureau of Charities 1909, and the Year-book of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1905) A feature story in the Brooklyn New York Daily Eagle of  Monday, January 17,  1916 reported she attended a wedding reception at the ballroom of Sherry’s-“for a generation [had] been the scene of some of New York’s most brilliant social gatherings.” (“Sherry’s To Move May 17; Fifty-Eighth Street Plan Modified by ‘Prohibition and Bolshevism'”, The New York Times, May 17, 1919, Page 28) Her house fronted on Harbor Road, the premiere road of the wealthy town of Southport, CT.

Mrs. Clarence Sturges resided at a large “Estate… a combination villa & farm.” The house, “progressive for the time… [was]  built of reinforced concrete, stucco & pantile roofing.” http://www.worldcat.org/title/701-sasco-point-home/oclc/56101573

Mrs. Jonathan Thorne a threw a Charity Ball with Ms. Chauncey Mitchell Depew whose husband was an attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt’s railroad interests, president of the New York Central Railroad System, and a United States Senator from New York from 1899 to 1911. (January 29th, 1896 New York Times article)

Mrs. D H Warner & I. De Ver Warner of Warner Corset Company

Also in attendance was Mrs. Henry S. Glover, American Red Cross Relief Committee “[whose] great work of humane ministry is achieved through this organization, its fraternal activities reaching unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” (Fairfield, Ancient and Modern; A Brief Account, Historic and Descriptive, of a Famous Connecticut September 12, 2013).This committee featured fifteen of the most prominent families of Fairfield, many from the founding of the town and  participants in The American Revolution. Residing primarily in New York City. Their grand Fairfield country home was known as “Moorlands”.

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