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Cortright Wetherill

Male 1923 - 1988  (64 years)


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  • Name Cortright Wetherill 
    Born 26 Nov 1923 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 May 1988  Philadelphia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34842  My Genealogy

    Family Ella Widener,   b. 14 Jun 1928,   d. 6 May 1986, American Hospital, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Feb 1949  Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Widener Wetherill
     2. Cortright Wetherill, Jr
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F12601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He enrolled at Princeton but took time away from school to serve in the Army's 84th Infantry Division in Germany and France during WW II where he saw action and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He attended the Sorbonne but returned to Princeton. He then became a stockbroker with the Philadelphia firm of Janney Montgomery Scott from which he later resigned to breed and race horses at his Happy Hill Farm. His most famous horse was Raise A Native who produced over 70 stakes winners.