Mary Elsie Moore

Born Oct 22, 1889

Mary Elsie Moore was an American heiress who married and divorced Italian prince Don Marino Torlonia, 4th prince of Civitella-Cesi.

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1889 Birth Mary Elsie Moore was born October 22, 1889 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest child of Charles Arthur Moore, a shipping broker and hardware manufacturer from Connecticut, who went on to become the president of Manning, Maxwell and Moore, a large industrial concern. … Read More


1907 17 Years Old Moore married the then Duke of Poli and Guadagnolo Don Marino Torlonia, 4th prince of Civitella-Cesi on August 15, 1907 at Old Orchard, her parents' estate in Belle Haven, Greenwich, Connecticut. The Duke and Duchess of Torlonia had four children: In 1925, the couple separated; the duchess filed for divorce in the United States in 1926.


1928 38 Years Old Her American citizenship was brought into question, but the Connecticut courts decided that her residence in the state was legal and granted her divorce in February 1928.


1941 52 Years Old Moore died on December 21, 1941 in New York.
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