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Rita de Acosta Lydig
Date: 1879 - 1929
Remarks: Eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricards de Acosta, a prominent NY family of Spanish ancestry. She was married and divorced twice, the first time to W.E.D. Stokes, the second time to Major Philip M. Lydig. She supported numerous philanthropies and was the author of the book, "Tragic Mansions" (1927), which told the tragedies that lay "hidden behind the doors of the wealthy"