LIFE OF EDWARD BROWN ALSOP
The New York Times
Published November 14, 1922
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E. B. ALSOP
E. B. ALSOP, 87 DEAD, EX-WIFE 30, CUT OFF
Retired Capitalists who married girl a third his age succumbs in Washington
Special to the New York Times
Pittsburgh, PA. Nov 13, 1922-Edward Brown Alsop, 87 year old retired Capitalist and former Pittsburgher, who achieved considerable notice through his marriage to Effie Pope Hill, a girl many years his junior, died last night at his Washington residence 1502 Twentieth Street.
Alsop married Miss Hill in 1912. It was his second venture in matrimony. Miss Hill had been courted by the aged millionaire for several years. Alsop obtained a divorce from her in 1915.
Born in Philadelphia in 1835, Alsop came to Pittsburgh in his youth and remained here until about 15 years ago, when he moved to Washington. Shortly after coming to Pittsburgh he married Miss Emma Hussey, daughter of C. G. Hussey, who established the firm of C. G. Hussey & Co., copper manufacturers, and in which Alsop became a member. Upon the organization of the Hussey-Burns Shovel Company, he became the Vice President. He was also a Director of the Exchange National Bank.
Alsop leaves two sons, Edward H. and Harold P. and one brother, Dr. Reese F. Alsop of Brooklyn. His body will be brought here for burial.
Edward Brown Alsop married Effie Pope Hill, a telephone operator, on February 15, 1912 when she was 20 years old. They lived together only a short time, and in April of that year he transferred practically all of his Pittsburgh property, valued at more than $3,000,000, to his two sons, Harold P. and Edward H. Alsop, then students at Harvard. The transfer was made in a deed of trust which stipulated that Mrs. Alsop should not share in any of the proceeds of this estate, either during or after Mr. Alsop’s death.
Although they did not live together, Alsop went to her rescue when in October 1913, she was arrested because she did not have enough money to pay a taxicab bill. She was discharged in Night Court. Alsop got a divorce in 1915 on the ground of desertion.
Last month Mrs. Alsop was taken to Bellevue Hospital from 51 West Forty-seventh Street, where she was living, suffering from acute alcoholism, and remained there for several days.