Mrs Helen Churchill Candee (née Hungerford)

Helen Churchill Candee

Mrs Edward Candee (Helen Churchill Hungerford), 52, was born in New York City on 5 October 1859 the daughter of Henry Hungerford and Mary E. Churchill. She was educated in various private schools in New Haven and Norwalk, CT. She married Edward Candee and had one daughter, Edith, who married Harold C. Mathews.

Helen considered herself to be an author and lectured on the Liberal Arts and the Orient. Among her writings were: "Susan Truslow" in 1900, "An Oklahoma Romance" in 1901, "How Women May Earn a Living" in 1900, "Decorative Styles and Periods" in 1906, "The Tapestry Book" in 1912, "Angkor, the Magnificent" in 1924, "New Journeys In Old Asia" in 1927, and "Weaves and Draperies" in 1931. She was decorated by the government of French-Indo China in 1929 and was a member of the India Society of London as well as the Les Amis de l'Orient of Paris.

Mrs Candee boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger. She was travelling to Washington DC. She was rescued in lifeboat 6. She had given an antique cameo of her mother to Edward A. Kent for safekeeping as she thought he would have a better chance of surviving the sinking than she did. Although Mr Kent died, his body was recovered and the cameo was found in his clothing and returned to Mrs Candee. She was a strikingly beautiful woman and Archibald Gracie included her in his "Our Coterie" group.

Mrs Candee died in York, York County, Maine on 23 August 1949 and is buried in York at First Parish Cemetery.

Helen Churchill Candee Grave
Courtesy of of Lyse Tournay, Canada

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
Spencer Stonemetz, USA
Lyse Tournay, USA

Pictures

Helen Churchill Candee

(1905) 

HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
Helen Churchill Candee in the garden of her English vacation house

(1934) 

HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE IN THE GARDEN OF HER ENGLISH VACATION HOUSE

 
The Tapestry Book - cover of book by Helen Churchill Candee

(1912) 

THE TAPESTRY BOOK - COVER OF BOOK BY HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
Jacobean Furniture - cover of book by Helen Churchill Candee

(1916) 

JACOBEAN FURNITURE - COVER OF BOOK BY HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
Interior Decoration by Helen Churchill Candee

(1912) 

INTERIOR DECORATION BY HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
Helen Candee

(1920) 

HELEN CANDEE

 
Grave of Helen Churchill Candee

GRAVE OF HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 

Articles and Stories

Life's Decor: A Biography of Helen Churchill Candee

Titanica!  (2005) 

LIFE'S DECOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
The Author of

New York Times Book Review  (1901) 

THE AUTHOR OF "AN OKLAHOMA ROMANCE"

 
Women's Varied Interest

Gazette and Bulletin  (1928) 

WOMEN'S VARIED INTEREST

 
Society: Mrs. Candee

Washington Post  (1912) 

SOCIETY: MRS. CANDEE

 
HORSEWOMEN IN PARADE

New York Times  (1913) 

HORSEWOMEN IN PARADE

 
MRS. CANDEE TELLS OF TRAGIC SCENES AS STEAMER SANK

Washington Times  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE TELLS OF TRAGIC SCENES AS STEAMER SANK

 
Sealed Orders: a Titanic survivor's classic tale of love and fate

Titanica!  (2005) 

SEALED ORDERS: A TITANIC SURVIVOR'S CLASSIC TALE OF LOVE AND FATE

 
NOTHING YET HEARD FROM MRS. CANDEE

Washington Times  (1912) 

NOTHING YET HEARD FROM MRS. CANDEE

 
How Women May Earn a Living

New York Times Book Review  (1900) 

HOW WOMEN MAY EARN A LIVING

 
Society: Mrs. Churchill Candee

Washington Post  (1912) 

SOCIETY: MRS. CHURCHILL CANDEE

 
Mrs. Churchill Among the Passengers Rescued From Titanic

Washington Times  (1912) 

MRS. CHURCHILL AMONG THE PASSENGERS RESCUED FROM TITANIC

 
LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

Washington Times  (1912) 

LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
OTHER STATEMENTS BY SURVIVORS

The Times  (1912) 

OTHER STATEMENTS BY SURVIVORS

 
MRS. HELEN C. CANDEE SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

New York Times  (1949) 

MRS. HELEN C. CANDEE SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

 
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