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Dorothy Lee Bryan1,2

Female
b. 4 September 1902, d. 26 February 1986


Family Russell Allen Firestone b. 3 December 1901
Marriage* 1925  Principal=Russell Allen Firestone1,2,4 
Children  1. Russell Allen Firestone Jr. b. 29 Jul 1926, d. 29 Dec 2003
  2. David Morgan Firestone b. 1931, d. 13 Jan 2009

Birth* 4 September 1902  TX1,2,3 
Married Name 1925  Firestone1,2,4 
Marriage* 1925  Principal=Russell Allen Firestone1,2,4 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, Akron, Ward 8, ED: 77-144, Series: T626, Roll: 1880, Page: 200A, April 8
Sheet 9A, Block 105 Tract B-3, 384 Merriman Road
(enumerated with husband, Russell A Firestone)
11, 119, 139, Firestone, Dorothy B, Wife-H, , , , No, F, W, 28, M, 23, No, Yes, Texas, Texas, Texas, , 87, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,1 
SSN* February 1986  Dorothy GALBREATH
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1902
Death Date: Feb 1986
Social Security Number: 292-42-0653
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Ohio
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 43215
Localities: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio3 
News/Obit 25 February 1986  DOROTHY FIRESTONE GALBREATH

Dorothy Firestone Galbreath, wife of industrialist John W. Galbreath, died at her winter home at Miami Beach, Fla., a relative said.

She was 84 and had been in ill health for some time. She was the widow of Russell A. Firestone Sr., a son of the founder of Firestone of Akron.

James W. Phillips, a stepson- in-law, said Mrs. Galbreath's husband, a builder, financier and chairman of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, was asleep elsewhere in the Miami Beach house when she died about 4 a.m. Monday, apparently in her sleep. One of her two sons, Morgan Firestone of Toronto, and a grandson, Douglas Firestone, also were at the house at the time.

The funeral is to be held at First Community Church in Columbus, but arrangements were incomplete.

Mrs. Galbreath was known for her philanthropic work with a number of organizations and had been involved for years with botanical groups and garden clubs in Ohio, New York and Florida.

Mrs. Galbreath was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the only child of Morgan and Helen Bryan, and attended school in Fort Worth. She graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts in 1922, and was married in 1925 to Russell Firestone. They had two sons, Russell A. Firestone Jr., who now lives in Dallas, and Morgan Firestone.

Russell Firestone Sr. died in 1951, and she married Galbreath in 1955. His first wife, Helen Mauch Galbreath, died in 1946.

John and Helen Galbreath had two children, Mrs. James W. (Joann) Galbreath Phillips, and Daniel M. Galbreath, who is now affiliated with some of his father's enterprises.

Phillips said the direct cause of death was not yet known, but added, "I imagine the certificate will state that it was heart failure." dl

(Appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal (OH), February 25, 1986)4 
News/Obit 25 February 1986  Dorothy Bryan Firestone Galbreath

Dorothy Bryan Firestone Galbreath, 84, internationally known sportswoman and wife of industrialist John W. Galbreath, died Monday at her winter home in Miami Beach, Fla. She also maintained homes in Columbus, Ohio, and at their nearby estate, Darby Dan Farm.

A graduate of Smith College, Mrs. Galbreath was known for her philanthropic work as well as her interest in horse racing.

Her first husband was Russell A. Firestone, a son of the founder of the Firestone tire company in Akron, Ohio. He died in 1951, and in 1955 she married Galbreath, millionaire builder, financier and chairman of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Morgan Firestone and Russell A. Firestone Jr.; a stepson, Daniel M. Galbreath; and a stepdaughter, Joann Phillips.

Services are to be scheduled at the First Community Church in Columbus.

(Appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, (PA), February 25, 1986)4 
News/Obit 25 February 1986  DOROTHY FIRESTONE GALBREATH, PHILANTHROPIST, FINANCIER'S WIFE

Dorothy Firestone Galbreath, wife of industrialist John W. Galbreath, died Monday at her winter home in Miami Beach, a relative said. She was 84.

Mrs. Galbreath's husband is a builder, financier and chairman of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

Mrs. Galbreath was known for her philanthropic work. She served on the boards of the Childhood League of Columbus and the Buckeye Boys Ranch of central Ohio.

She was graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts in 1922 and was married in 1925 to Russell A. Firestone, a son of the founder of Firestone tire company of Akron. Firestone died in 1951. Dorothy Firestone then married Galbreath in 1955.

Mrs. Galbreath and her first husband had two sons, Russell A. Firestone Jr., of Dallas, and Morgan Firestone, of Toronto

(Appeared in the Chicago Tribune (IL), February 25, 1986)4 
News/Obit* 26 February 1986  Dorothy Firestone Galbreath, horsewoman, philanthropist, dies

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Dorothy Firestone Galbreath, horsewoman, philanthropist and wife of Ohio industrialist John W. Galbreath, died in her winter home on LaGorce Island. She was 84.

Galbreath was first married in 1925 to Russell A. Firestone Sr., a son of the founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. He died in 1951.

He had introduced her to thoroughbred racing, an interest which led her to her second husband, John W. Galbreath. At the time of the marriage, she gave up her stable's green and white racing silks for the fawn and brown of her husband's Darby Dan farm.

Two of their horses, Chateaugay and Proud Clarion, won the Kentucky Derby, and their latest star, Proud Truth, won his division of the $3 million Breeders' Cup at Aqueduct last November.

Mrs. Galbreath was born into the family of a successful Fort Worth attorney but did not start coming to Miami until 50 years ago after her marriage to Firestone.

She was one of the last surviving founders of the exclusive Bath Club in Miami and was a major contributor to Fairchild Tropical Garden and other botanical groups.

"She was one of those people who like to help people without making a big to-do about it; who cared what happened to people," said Jean Jones Perdue, a friend of 50 years. "She was just one of the greatest people you could ever know in every way."

She is survived by her husband, two sons, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

(Appeared in the Houston Chronicle (TX), February 26, 1986)4 
Death* 26 February 1986  LaGorce Island, Dade Co., FL4 

Citations
  1. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
  3. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  4. [S323] News Bank.


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