Person:Pauline Whitney (1)

Pauline Payne Whitney
b.21 Mar 1874 New York, New York
d.22 Nov 1916 Surrey, England
m. 13 Oct 1869
  1. Harry Payne Whitney1872 - 1930
  2. Pauline Payne Whitney1874 - 1916
  3. William Payne Whitney1876 - 1927
  4. Dorothy Payne Whitney1887 - 1968
m. 12 Nov 1895
  1. Olive , Lady Baillie1899 - 1974
  2. Dorothy Wyndham Paget1905 - 1960
Facts and Events
Name[2] Pauline Payne Whitney
Gender Female
Birth[1] 21 Mar 1874 New York, New York
Marriage 12 Nov 1895 New York, New York(his 1st wife; 2 daus)
to Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough
Death[1] 22 Nov 1916 Surrey, England
Reference Number[1] Q7155073?

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Pauline Payne Whitney (March 21, 1874 – November 22, 1916), was an American heiress and a member of the prominent Whitney family.

She was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of William C. Whitney and Flora (Payne) Whitney. Her father was corporation counsel for New York City from 1875 to 1882, United States Secretary of the Navy from 1885 to 1889, and a force in street-railway affairs until his retirement in 1902.

Pauline Whitney had her social debut in 1892. She married on November 12, 1895, British-born Almeric Hugh Paget (1861-1949), who after her death was created Baron Queenborough. The marriage was solemnized at St. Thomas's Church, New York City, and among those attending it was President Grover Cleveland.

With Paget she had two daughters, Olive Cecilia (1899-1974, married three times and later owner of Leeds Castle) and Dorothy Wyndham (1905-1960, never married), but the marriage was not entirely happy.

Her husband joined Henry Melville Whitney in establishing the Dominion Coal Company Ltd. in 1893 and the Dominion Iron and Steel Company, Ltd. in 1901 at Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Pagets moved to England in 1901, ostensibly because of Pauline's ill health. Paget was elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom as the Unionist party candidate for Cambridge, serving from 1910 to 1917.

She received a large fortune from her uncle, Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne (1839-1917), one of the founders and original directors of the Standard Oil Company. Shortly before her death she divided $4,000,000 between her two daughters.

Pauline Paget died after a three weeks' illness at Esher, Surrey, on November 22, 1916, at the age of forty-two.[1] She was buried at Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pauline Payne Whitney, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. MacColl, Gail, and Carol McD. Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989).

    Pauline’s mother was a great friend of Mrs. Paran Stevens, mother of Minnie Stevens (Paget) and Almeric’s sister-in-law. In 1902 the Pagets moved to England, where they had homes in London and Suffolk. She was socially ambitious and an inveterate card player.