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