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Peter Arrell Brown Widener
Birth: Nov. 13, 1834
Death: Nov. 6, 1915

Financier. One of the most successful businessmen in Philadelphia during his time, he owned monopolies like the New York and Philadelphia transit systems, the C&C Coal Company, and the Reading Railroad. He endowed Widener University in Philadelphia. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Josephine Dunton Widener (1836 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  George Dunton Widener (1861 - 1912)*
  Joseph Early Widener (1871 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 338
GPS (lat/lon): 40.00068, -75.18926
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 23321
Peter Arrell Brown Widener
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Peter Arrell Brown Widener
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Peter Arrell Brown Widener
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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RIP Sir. Sad Lynnewood Hall your former home is in the sad state it is in. It is a national treasure that needs more respect. I am sorry you lost your son and grandson in the sinking of the Titanic.
- James Varela
 Added: Sep. 22, 2015

- Kathy Ng
 Added: Jul. 10, 2015
Distant realitive geneology is fun stuff, RIP from the southern part of the family!
- Lori Metayer
 Added: May. 7, 2013
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