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I am doing research on Edwin Cheney after his move to St. Louis. One thing I am curious about is the script in the play
Wright immediately got on the train for Spring Green and by coincidence he met Cheney on the ramp. They shook hands, didn't say much and rode the train up. There was never any indicaction that there was outward hostility. Cheney took his murdered children's remains back with him. He married not long after Mamah's death.
I know Cheney moved to Detroit after that.
Secrest's biography on Wright has these details plus a few more.
There was a brief description of the play "Shining Brow" on the official website.
Can you tell me where I can find the account of the story of Wright & Cheney meeting on the train? Also on his possible move to Detroit?
There is a very good description in My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright by John Lloyd Wright in addition to Secrist's book. John Lloyd Wright was there on the train to Madison on that horrible day with FLW and Edwin Cheney.mike wrote:Can you tell me where I can find the account of the story of Wright & Cheney meeting on the train? Also on his possible move to Detroit?
I am doing research on Edwin Cheney after his move to St. Louis.
I had never known he moved to St. Louis; in fact, I've never been able to find any information about his life after the 1914 fire at Taliesin. Where are he, Martha and John buried? And is he related at all to the current Vice President of the United States? Seriously--I've wondered that for years.
As for your inquiry, pharding is correct. Secrest and John Lloyd Wright both provided the account of Wright's encounter with Edwin Cheney immediately after the 1914 fire.
(by the way....Bellefontaine is the location of Louis Sullivan's "wainwright tomb")
I don't think he moved to st. louis unitl 1926 or so. I can't imagine his kids are buried in St. Louis.
The last time his name apears in a St. Louis county phone book is 1940 +-
Edwin H Cheney born 1872 (died in St. Louis approx. 12/20/1942)
(wife)Elizabeth M Cheney born 1876
Henry K Cheney born 1913
Frederick Cheney born 1915
Jane Cheney born 1918
The fire a taliesin was around August 15, 1914
Mamah, her two children John and Martha died in the fire.
Wrights affair started in 1909 so it looks like Cheney had started his new family before the fire.
I contacted Bellefontaine Cemetary and it looks like some of his children are buried there but not Edwin.