Monday, February 8, 2016

It is a boy!

February 8, 1931

Countess Folke Bernadotte gave birth to a son early this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Edward Manville, in Pleasantville, NY, reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

The boy will be named Folke, after his father.  This is the second son for the couple as the Countess gave birth to Gustaf Eduard in January 1930.

Countess Folke is the former Estelle Manville.   She married Count Folke Bernadotte  in 1928 in Pleasantville.  He is a nephew of King Gustav V.

The countess' father, H. Edward Manville, is one of the "wealthiest men in America, and serves as chairman of the board of directors of Johns Manville company.

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