Millicent Fenwick’s Birthday

Millicent Fenwick

February 25, 2015 – Today would have been Millicent Fenwick’s 115th birthday. And despite passing away more than twenty years ago she continues to live on. In the past few weeks, I’ve received three Fenwick related requests. The first was for permission to use a photo in the book of a young Millicent with her sister, Mary, and mother, Mary Picton Stevens Hammond, the latter of whom died on the Lusitania. The photo will be used in an exhibit opening this fall about New Jersey during the decade from 1910-1920. The exhibit will highlight the sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans in 1915 and the photo will represent a New Jersey life lost in that tragedy.

The second inquiry came last week and it was about Fenwick’s self-pity quote, one of many memorable quotes attributed to Fenwick. And the third request was about giving a Lusitania related talk to commemorate the centennial of the Germans torpedoing the Lusitania which resulted in nearly 1,200 deaths, including Mary Hammond and 127 other Americans as well as passengers from more than 20 countries. For someone who has been deceased a long time both Millicent Fenwick and her mother are still getting a lot of traction.

For more about the Lusitania, see my blog post from May 7, 2013

https://sixdegreesofmillicent.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-lusitania/

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kristie Miller on February 26, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Getting attention in part thanks to your book! Happy birthday! Kristie Miller

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Of course Millicent is still getting a lot of traction! Would we expect anything less? Happy Birthday to Millicent Fenwick and thanks to you for helping keep alive and vibrant this New Jersey legend.

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  3. Posted by Aiison Macor on February 26, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Not surprised to hear that Millicent, and your terrific work about her, are still drawing interest! Thanks for the update.

    Reply

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