CURZON, GRACE ELVINA TRILLIA HINDS, 1879-1958.

Biography:

Socialite.  Born 1879,  Decatur, Alabama. Parents  J. Monroe Hinds (former Ambassador to Brazil) and Lucia Anita Triglia Hinds.  Married (1) Alfred Duggan , May 1, 1902 (died 1915). Three children. Married (2) Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, February 2, 1917.  (Curzon, an influential British politician and former Viceroy of India, served as foreign secretary, 1919-1924; died 1925). A leading figure in British society;  the first woman to be awarded the Grand Cross of the British Empire, 1922. Died June 25, 1958.

Sources:

Obituary, New York Times, 1958.

Encyclopedia Brittanica, 15th edition.

Pearson, Hesketh. Marrying Americans. New York; Coward McCann, 1961.  Pp. 116-127.

Owen’s History of Alabama, Vol. 3 (entry for J. Monroe Hinds).

Publication:

Reminiscences.  New York:  Coward-McCann, 1955.