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104 East 71st Street
Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA

O'Donnell Iselin (October 6, 1884 - November 7, 1971) was a New York sportsman and businessman, and a member of an old New York family. He was the best friend of Fletcher Steele.

Iselin was a director and former chairman of the board of the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company, with which he had been associated more than 60 years. He was also a trustee emeritus of the New York Bank for Savings.

Born in New Rochelle, N. Y., to Columbus O'Donnell Iselin (1851–1933), an American financier and philanthropists who was prominent in New York Society during the Gilded Age, and Edith Colford Jones (1854–1930), he kept a summer home there. He served as vestryrnan and warden of Trinity Episcopal Church there for almost 50 years. He was also active in the Huguenot and Historical Association of. New Rochelle and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association. In New York, Iselin served the Home for the Destitute Blind, and was absorbed by the New York Infirmary of which he was, a trustee. He was also active in supporting the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Harvard Divinity School. Iselin graduated from Harvard in 1907 and went to Rochester to work for the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway. During World War. I, he served as a railroad specialist on General of the Armies John J. Pershing's staff. A yachting enthusiast, he was a member of the Seawanhake Corinthian and New York Yacht Clubs, and the Northeast Harbor (Me.) Fleet. Iselin's, clubs included the Racquet & Tennis, Union, Knickerbocker, Century, Harvard and the Down Town Association. His wife, Urling Sibley, died in 1951.

He died in New York City on November 7, 1971. He was 87 years old and lived at 104 East 71st Street.


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