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Page entitled : Death and will of William C. Whitney

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How the will of William Collins Whitney confirmed rumors of the Payne - Whitney family feud whose origins lay in Whitney's remarriage to Edith May Randolph.

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The children resented Whitney’s remarriage as a lack of respect towards their much regretted mother, but the family feud was really amplified by the attitude of Flora’s brother, ‘Colonel’ Oliver Hazard Payne, whose rage was probably due to his knowledge, that the bride, Edith Sybil May, widow of Arthur Randolph, a captain of the English Queen’s hussars, had   ...


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