This collection contains correspondence and ephemera of the family of John P. "Jack" Cudahy (died 1921) and Edna Cudahy (1877-1949)
of Illinois and California.
Most of the correspondence and ephemera relates to intimate
family life and the social connections between members of the American industrial and
entertainment elite of the first decades of the twentieth century.
Edna Cudahy (1877-1949) was born Edna Margaret Cowin on October 31, 1877 in Omaha,
Nebraska. Her father was a prominent Omaha lawyer and politician who would later go
on to be a signatory to the 1914 manifesto of the Nebraska Men’s Association Opposed
to Woman Suffrage. She married John P. “Jack” Cudahy, son of wealthy Chicago meat
packer Michael Cudahy. They had four children, Edna Catherine (born approximately
1900), Marie (born approximately 1902), Anne Elizabeth (born approximately 1904),
and Michael (1908–1947).
319 items in 2 boxes
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