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Snow-" on 7 of a Pen-nlman at at at to at on Is to self-government. to He on in ...rill IJLLM LuJ AT II1S CITY HOME Banker's Illness Developed Into General Breakdown. NEWROCHELLE'S BENEFACTOR Rumor That H Wa-Dathbd Wa-Dathbd Wa-Dathbd Convert Convert to Roman Catholic Church, . to Which Ho Gavo Much. Adrian Iselln. banker and head of the Iselln family, died last night at bis city residence, 23 East Twenty-sixth Twenty-sixth Twenty-sixth Street. His health bad been fslling for soma time, and his Illness developed recently Into a general breakdown. He was eighty-six eighty-six eighty-six years old. - ' . There was a report last night that Mr. Iselln, who had made many gifts to the Roman Catholic Church, had become, on his deathbed, a member of that Church. His wire was a Catholic and several members members of his family profess that faith. Mgr. M. J. Lavelle of St. Patrick's Cathedral Cathedral and a friend of the Iselln family, said last evening before Mr. Iselln's death that while he hsd been most generous to the Catholic Church he had not become a Catholic himself. Mr. Iselln was the founder of the banning banning house of A. Iselln & Co. of M Wall Htteet. and father of C. Oliver-Iselln. Oliver-Iselln. Oliver-Iselln. the yachtsman who successfully defended the Americas Cup In the International yacht races against the Valkyrie and the Shamrocks Shamrocks I. and II. Mr Iselln's wealth Is estimated at from $jo,(AM) to o-t.MMM0l. o-t.MMM0l. o-t.MMM0l. At the outbreak of the civil war his firm had gained such strength that it helped to finance the Government. The large In tel ests of the family are Invested princi pally in railroad and mining stocks ant: real estate. Socially the family ranks among the first in New York. Although Mr. Iselin waa one of the leading- leading- leading- bankers of the. country, very little has been publiahed about him. and he never permitted a likeness of himself to appear in. print, iiis lamer waa a Swiss capitalist, capitalist, who came to this country from Basel, Switzerland, early in the last century century as a representative of the silk and glove Industries of Lyons. His mother was or Hwlss-Prench Hwlss-Prench Hwlss-Prench parentage. Mr. Iselln Iselln was born In Scotland -while -while his parents were makinar a tour of tha British Isles. He was educated abroad, and came to jew rone wniie a young man. For more than a quarter of a century he was the assistant to the Swiss Consul at this port. Mr. Iselln and his family have made girts to the Roman Catholic Church aggregating aggregating nearly a million of dollars, and his generosity has been commended by the Pope. Although his wife and family were Roman Catholics. Mr. Iselin himself was not a communicant in the Church of Rome, having been born a Swiss Protectant. Protectant. He was married in Baltimore in 1845 to Miss Kleanora O'Donnell. daughter of Columbus Columbus O'Donnell of that ' city. - Miss O'Donnell was related to John Carroll, the first Roman Catholic Bishop in the I'nlted States. The principal home of the family has for more than forty years been at New Rochelle on the Sound. Ten years ago Mm. Iselin built St. Gabriel's Church at New Rochelle. The church is modeled after the Church or San Marco In Venice, and together wlth a rectory and home for the Slaters of Charity it cost nearly i"0.0(0. The couple celebrated their golden wedding wedding Dec. 11. lK!)o. and on that occasion their seven children were in attendance. The occasion was commemorated by the children by the unveiling of a, memorial window in St. Gabriel's Church representing representing the espousal of Joseph and the Virgin. The children are C. Oliver Iselin. William K. Iselin. Adrian Iselln, Jr.. Columbus O'Donnell Iselin. Mrs. De Lancey Astor Kane, Mrs. John G. Beresford, and Miss Georgians Iselin. The children have since given to the church a complete set or memorial windows windows In memory of their mother, while Mrs. Kane gave a marble baptismal font to commemorate the conversion of her husband to the Catholic faith. Another gift was made when the family transferred transferred Its gymnasium property, in New Rochelle. to St. Gabriel's Parish for a school for children. The Leland Castle, in Residence Park. New Rochelle, owned by Columbus O'Donnell Iselin. also was transferred to the church by its owner for a nominal sum, and is now conducted as an academy by the ITrsuline Nuns. Since the death or Mrs. Iselln. In 1807. the banker and his family have continued to make gifts to the church. They contributed contributed largely to the building of St. Catherine's Church. In Pelham. and to th. erection of churches In the coal regions, regions, and last year Mr. Iselln gave a fifty-thousand-dollar fifty-thousand-dollar fifty-thousand-dollar fifty-thousand-dollar fifty-thousand-dollar church and a rec-torv rec-torv rec-torv completely furnished to the Italian Catholics of New Rochelle. This latter gift greatly pleased Pope Pius X. Two years ago the banker's youngest daughter. Miss Georgiana Iselin. gave a home for convalescents to the Church. It was built at Scarsdale. Westchester County, and named St. Kleanora's Home, in memory of her mother. To other denominations Mr. Tselin also was a liberal giver. To New Rochelle he gave Neptune Park, affording the boatmen boatmen and general public free access to the Sound at all times. Mr. Iselin obtained a great deal of enjoyment in the improvement improvement of the New Rochelle water works." of which be was the owner. He purchased purchased or condemned all the available watershed In New Rochelle and adjoining towns and inclosed it with stone fences to prevent pollution. He- He- then constructed lakes and drive and threw them open to the public on certain days of the week. Through his efforts the city hss an abundant abundant supply of the purest water in Westchester Westchester County. Mr. Iselin also took pride In his greenhouses. greenhouses. He had one of the finest collections collections of chrysanthemums in New York and liked to exhibit them to friends and visitors. Mr. Iselin was one of the incorporators incorporators of the Museum of Natural History and of the Society for the Prevention Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.- Animals.- He was a member of many of the clubs, a box-holder box-holder box-holder at the Metropolitan Opera House, and a stockholder and Director In numerous numerous corporations, banks, and other financial financial concerns. Besides his seven children be leaves nearly a score of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. : be It as " A A A A A A " It a

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 29 Mar 1905, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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