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American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Malinda Craig of Margaret Garfield Circle will be presenting at the Sangamo Club

One of the most dazzling and sybaritic women in 20th century America was also a native of Springfield, IL.  I am referring to Marjorie Merriweather Post, the sole heir to the General Foods fortune.  She was born on March 15, 1887 at 541 Black Ave, in a home owned by her grandparents, Charles Rollin and Carrie Post.  In 1893, her family home was purchased by the King’s Daughter’s Organization and operated by them as a home for aging women who were unable to care for themselves. Marjorie’s father, C. W. Post, contributed funds to help King’s Daughter’s establish an endowment fund to support the charitable function as a memorial to his mother, Carrie Post.  Over the years of its operation, Marjorie also made contributions, including a contribution to help make possible the addition to the home in 1921.

Sangamo Club at 227 E. Adams St, Springfield, IL 2701. Lunch is $22 and reservations can be made by calling 217 544-1793.

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