Princess Winaretta Eugenie Singer

Female8 January 1865–26 November 1943

Brief Life History of Winaretta Eugenie

When Princess Winaretta Eugenie Singer was born on 8 January 1865, in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Merritt Singer, was 53 and her mother, Isabella Eugénie Boyer, was 23. She married Louis de Scey-Montbéliard in 1890. She lived in St George Hanover Square, London, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 26 November 1943, in New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tor Bay, Torbay, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edmond Melchior Jean Marie de Polignac
Princess Winaretta Eugenie Singer
Marriage: 15 December 1893

Sources (5)

  • Winneretta E Singer in household of Isaac M Singer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Winnaretta Eugenie Singer De Polignac, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Winnaretta Eugenie Singer, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1893Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Franco-Prussian war resulted in the loss of Alsace and Lorraine and the fall of Napoleon III. Paris Commune (1871).


    Age 19

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1886 · The Statue of Liberty

    Age 21

    The Statue of Liberty that is in France is identical to the one that sits in New York. The Statue was sent over from France. It symbolizes the alliance between the two countries. The French have nicknamed it the Laboulaye Lady

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Isadore, Emanuel, Meyer, Yisrael, Mort, Yetta, Yosef, Aron, Chaim.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue, from Yiddish zinger ‘singer’.

    English and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): occupational name from Middle English singer(e) ‘singer, cantor, reciter of verse, player of a musical instrument’. See also Sing , Sanger .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Winnaretta Singer's Salon

    Composers aided by Singer are a virtual Who's Who of modern music: Igor Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Kurt Weill, Germaine Tailleferre, Nadia Boulanger, and Ethel Smyth. At …

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