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Eustis, Dorothy Harrisonlocked

(30 May 1886–08 September 1946)
  • G. Kurt Piehler

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Eustis, Dorothy Harrison (30 May 1886–08 September 1946), philanthropist to the blind, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Custis Harrison, an educator and businessman, and Ellen Nixon Waln. Born into a socially prominent Philadelphia family, Dorothy Harrison attended the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia and the Rathgowrie School in Eastbourne, England. In 1906 she married a considerably older man, Walter Abbott Wood, Jr., a former New York State senator; they had two sons. Residing on a large estate in Hoosick Falls, New York, she and her husband conducted a series of selective cattle breeding experiments aimed at increasing milk productivity....

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