Husband Diego Suarez
River House, 435 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, New York
Diego Suarez Estate, Wheatley Rd, Glen Head, NY
Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Evelyn Marshall Field Suarez (July 7, 1889 – December 4, 1979) was a pioneer in improved maternity care in the United States.
Evelyn Suarez was a founder in 1918 of the Maternity Center Association at 48 East 92d Street, which offers prenatal care to expectant mothers, and which established a childbearing center. At her death, she was a director and honorary vice president of the association.
She gave most of the financial backing in 1931 when the association established the first nurse‐midwife school in this country. It was known as the Lobenstein School and part of the College of Allied Health Professions of the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
She also provided financial aid to various organizations and institutions through the Evelyn Marshall Suarez Foundation.
Evelyn Marshall was the daughter of Charles Henry Marshall (1838–1912) and Josephine Mozier Banks (1860–1933).
In 1915 Evelyn Marshall married Marshall Field III, founder of The Chicago Sun. They lived in a triplex at River House, New York City. They had three children: Barbara Benziger of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Bettine Bruce of Momtigny‐sur‐Armancon, France. Her son Marshall Field IV, who was the pubisher of The Sun Times and The Chicago Daily News, died in 1965. One of her grandsons, Marshall Field V, became the publisher of The Chicago Sun Times and chairman of Field Enterprises Inc.
Evelyn Marshall Field (Mrs. Marshall Field III), by Emil Fuchs, 1921
Evelyn Marshall Field, by John Singer Sargent, 1921
Evelyn Marshall and Marshall Field III were divorced in 1930. In 1937, she married Diego Suarez, press attaché and minister counselor to the Colombian Embassy in Washington. He died in 1974.
She died at her home in Manhattan. She was 91 years old.
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