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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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Charles Astor Bristed, Jr., the only child of Grace Ashburner Sedgwick (B4A,5) Bristed and Charles Astor Bristed, was born in New York City May 24, 1868. He was educated at Mondragone, Rome, and at Stonyhurst, England, and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He spent his early years in Europe where his mother lived, at Rome in the winter and at Innsbruck in summer. He was prominent in governmental, political, social and musical life of New York City and Berkshire County. He was a selectman of Stockbridge, Mass., and was Republican candidate for the Massachusetts legislature from the Stockbridge district in 1907. He was for years secretary of the Lenox Horse Show Association. He served with distinction in the First World War in the interpreters' corps. He was private chamberlain to Popes Leo XIII, Benedict XIV and Pius X.

Mr. Bristed died suddenly February 10, 1936, in a box in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, of a heart attack. He married, 1st, Mary Rosa Donnelly of New York City, daughter of Edward Constantine Donnelly and Rosa (Ford) Donnelly of Baltimore, June 25, 1894. She died March 8, 1931, in New York City. He married, 2d, in July, 1932, Mrs. Clementina Hill Hendrick, Washington, D.C., widow of Sypret Warfield Hendrick, also of Washington, D.C. The second Mrs. Bristed is a descendant of Chancellor Robert Livingston, First Lord of the Manor. By his first wife Mr. Bristed had two children, both born in New York City:

1. Mary Symphorosa, b. March 2, 1896. (B4A, 511)

2. Katherine Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1897. (B4A,512)

Mary Symphorosa Bristed, 1st child of Charles Astor Bristed, Jr. (B4A,51) and Mary Rose (Donnelly) Bristed, was born March 2, 1896, in New York City. She attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Mass.; Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York City; Convent of the Assumption in Paris and Rome; and Institution des Essarts, Territet, Switzerland. She was formerly associated with her sister, Mrs. Charles D. Jackson, as a director of the Bristed-Manning Travel Agency at 625 Madison Avenue, New York City and was for three years associated with Vogue and Vanity Fair. For eleven years she was executive secretary of the New York City Junior League.

She married as his second wife, December 15, 1941, at New

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