Rash's Surname Index
Notes for Anna Coxe NEWBOLD
Anna Coxe Newbold Ingersoll Toogood, 71, a member of a prominent Philadelphia family who gave unstinting support to environmental causes, died yesterday at her summer home, Ebb Tide, in Northeast Harbor, Maine. She lived in Chestnut Hill.
The daughter of Arthur Emlen and Margaret Yarnall Newbold Jr., she was educated in Philadelphia and Paris.
After her debut in the 1934-35 season, she was married to Warren Ingersoll. The marriage ended in divorce in 1942 and she married Granville E. Toogood, an author and one of the nation's leading advertising executives.
Mr. Toogood, a former Philadelphia newspaperman and author of Huntsman in the Sky, was at one time vice president of N.W. Ayer & Son Inc. and the J. Walter Thompson Co. He died in 1981.
Mrs. Toogood, who was "Coxey" to her friends, divided her life between Chestnut Hill and her home on Somes South in Northeast Harbor.
Her years in Maine made her a dedicated supporter of environmental and wildlife causes. She was particularly concerned about the fate of the whales, seals, wolves and seabirds.
She served on the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Mount Desert Island and gave her time to its work. She also served as a volunteer working with Meals on Wheels and Chestnut Hill Hospital.
She was an avid golfer and a member of the Sunnybrook Golf Club in Flourtown.
Surviving are her son, Granville N.; a daughter, Anna Coxe Toogood; three grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
Services of remembrance are to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday on the open field between the Blair and Cromwell Houses on Somes Sound in Northeast Harbor. The Revs. William Bigalow of Union Church and Paul Gilbert of St. Mary's Episcopal Church will officiate. In the event of rain, services are to be held at St. Mary's.
Contributions in her name may be made to the SPCA, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679, or to the Mount Desert Public Health Nursing Association, Northeast Harbor, Maine 04462.
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