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Alice Leigh Edmondson Groome
MSA SC 3520-2275

Extended Biography:

Alice Leigh Edmondson Groome was the daughter of Colonel Horace Leeds Edmondson of Talbot County, Maryland.1  She married James Black Groome on February 29, 1876, several weeks after his term of office as Governor of Maryland expired.  The couple lived the first few years of their married life in James' hometown of Elkton, Maryland.2  During his six-year tenure as a United States Senator (1879-1885), however, they made their home in Washington, D.C.  After the expiration of his Senate term, Alice and James moved back to Maryland, bought a house in Baltimore and spent their later years there.3  Alice became a widow upon the death of her husband on October 4, 1893.4  The couple had one daughter. Alice married Philip Fendall Young of Philadelphia in Paris, France on December 4, 1895.5 Shortly after Young's death, Alice moved to England to live with her daughter, the wife of an officer in the Royal Engineers.6

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