Monday, 29 July 2019

887) Nellie Hazeltine Paramore

Nellie Hazeltine Paramore (1857 - 1884), known as the "Belle of St. Louis".
She was the only daughter of Captain William B. Hazeltine, a man who had made a large fortune in the mercantile world.
On the 2d of December, 1881, she was married to Mr. Frederick W. Paramore, a young railroad man of St. Louis, and a son of Mr. J. W. Paramore, who was president of the Texas and St. Louis Railroad. She died after giving birth to a son.
A play, called "Nellie of N'Orleans" was written about her life and starred Minnie Maddern Fiske.

- "Her red gold hair seemed to reflect some of the sun’s own glory..."…/nellie-hazeltine-mrs-frederic…

- "... Guerin’s portrait of society belle Nellie Hazeltine was unable to “convey the exquisite tints of the violet eyes and Titian-red hair...”…

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