JOHN  J.  EMERY  DIES

The Bar Harbor Record

September 9, 1908

John J. Emery of New York, one of the best known and most prominent members of the summer colony at this resort, died at The Torrets, his Bar Harbor villa, at 9;45 o'clock Saturday morning, after an extended illness.  Mr. Emery leaves a widow and five children, three girls and two boys, who will have the profound sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Mr. Emery has been in very feeble health all summer, suffering from a very severe attack of the gout.  This was followed by pleurisy and friends and relatives realized that his condition was very critical.  Pneumonia had set in and although the crisis seemed to have been passed a few days ago the patient was left in so (unreadable) a condition that great danger remained.  Mr. Emery gained slightly but had a set back Friday evening, and in spite of the most skilled medical treatment sank rapidly until the end came Saturday forenoon.

Mr. Emery had been a regular summer visitor here for several years.  He boarded at the Rodick house 25 years ago and in 1895 after his marriage, built the Torrets, which is recognized as one of the most charming and pretentious of Bar Harbor villas.  November 2, 1892, Mr. Emery married Miss Lela Alexander, daughter of General C.T. Alexander, U.S.A. ore of the leading beauties of Bar Harbor society.  Mr. and Mrs. Emery have been closely identified with the social life of Bar Harbor and the Torrets has been the scene of many charming social functions, Mrs. Emery being a delightful hostess.

Mr. Emery was one of the wealthy members of the summer colony and was reputed to be worth about $40,000,000.  His parents were English people and settled in Cinelnuati, where he was born about 75 years ago.  Mr. Emery Sr., accumulated a large amount of property for those days and the share of John J. Emery and his brother, Thomas, was increased many times over by their excellent business sagacity.

For many years the emery's devoted their energies chiefly to improving Cinaiannati real estate, but in later years they invested largely in real estate in other western cities and in other lines of business.  Mr. Emery moved to New York shortly after his marriage.  He was possessed of a splendid business judgment adled investigation and wonderful application.  Since the recent death of his brother, Thomas, Mr. Emery has taken charge of the vast estate for the widow.  Mr. Emery is said to have 2,000 houses and buildings in Cincinnati alone.  He was keenly interested in Bar Harbor and took an active part in village improvement, especially in the Kebo Valley Club and other local institutions.

There will be no funeral services here.  The remains will be taken to Cincinnati.

A photo of The Turrets, John J. Emery's summer cottage in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Today the building and property is part of the College of the Atlantic, The Turrets is located further back toward the water.

John Josiah Emery

BIRTH 1835

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

DEATH 5 Sep 1908 (aged 72–73)

Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA

BURIAL

Spring Grove Cemetery

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio,

Lela Amelia Alexander Anson

(She remarried)

BIRTH 21 Nov 1867

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA

DEATH 14 Jul 1953 (aged 85)

Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA

BURIAL

Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church

Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York,

her second marriage;

Alfred Anson

BIRTH 15 Apr 1876

Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England

DEATH 24 Mar 1944 (aged 67)

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

BURIAL

Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church

Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York

THEIR CHILDREN;

1.

Lela Emery 

BIRTH 1 Jul 1901

Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA

DEATH 29 Dec 1962 (aged 61)

Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy

BURIAL

Campo Cestio

Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy

married

Heli de Talleyrand-Perigord

BIRTH 20 Jan 1882

Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy

DEATH 20 Mar 1968 (aged 86)

Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy

BURIAL

Campo Cestio

Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy

2.

John Josiah Emery

BIRTH 28 Jan 1898

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

DEATH 24 Sep 1976 (aged 78)

Indian Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

BURIAL

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Churchyard

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

wife 1;

Irene Langhorne Gibson 

BIRTH 3 Feb 1897

DEATH 30 Jun 1973 (aged 76)

BURIAL

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Churchyard

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

wife 2;

Adele Sloane Hammond

BIRTH 26 Sep 1902

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

DEATH 6 Nov 1998 (aged 96)

Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA

BURIAL

Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York

3.

Alexandra Emery 

BIRTH 6 Jan 1894

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

DEATH 20 Apr 1983 (aged 89)

Syosset, Nassau County, New York, USA

BURIAL

Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church

Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York

married;

1.

Benjamin Moore

BIRTH 25 Mar 1886

Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA

DEATH 14 May 1938 (aged 52)

Syosset, Nassau County, New York, USA

BURIAL

Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church

Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York

2.

Robert Gordon McKay

BIRTH 3 May 1877

Frankfort, Waldo County, Maine, USA

DEATH 26 Nov 1958 (aged 81)

Syosset, Nassau County, New York, USA

BURIAL

Saint Philip's Church Cemetery

Garrison, Putnam County, New York

4.

Audrey Emery

BIRTH 4 Jan 1904

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

DEATH 25 Nov 1971 (aged 67)

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA

BURIAL

Spring Grove Cemetery

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

married;

1.

Dimitri Djordjadze

BIRTH 26 Oct 1898

Russia

DEATH 26 Oct 1985 (aged 87)

Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

BURIAL

Cimetiere du Vieux Chateau

Menton, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

2.

Dmitri Pavlovitch Romanov

BIRTH 18 Sep 1891

Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia

DEATH 5 Mar 1942 (aged 50)

Davos, Bezirk Prättigau/Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland

BURIAL

Mainau Schlosskirche (Palace Church)

Konstanz, Landkreis Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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