Elsie Welsh Saltus Munds


March 18, 1917 ( p.50 ) - The New York Times ( NY )
March 18, 1917 ( p.50 ) - The New York Times ( NY )

Elsie Munds met Meher Baba on Friday 20th November 1931 on his first visit to New York, north of the city at Croton-on-Hudson and later again in Paris, France.

She also met Baba at the Meher Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. in the 1950s.

Her daughter Josephine and husband Sven both visited the Center at other times.

Elsie was the maid of honour for Elizabeth ( Chapin ) Patterson at her marriage to Kenneth Patterson on the 9th November 1929.

Meher Baba at Harmon, NY
Meher Baba at Harmon, NY

Born : 27th November, 1897 - Philadelphia, PA., USA  - ( Elsie Welsh Smith )

Died : 8th October, 1969  - Paris, France

 

Married : 1) Edgar Evertson Saltus ( 1855 - 1921 ) m. 8th October 1895 - English Embassy Church, Paris, France

               2) James Theus Munds ( 1882, Wilmington, NC - 1938 NY. ) m. 26th October 1917- St.Thomas Church, New York, NY.  div. 1931 - Paris, France

               3) Henry de Gaspé Domville m. 1932  div. Reno,Nevada - March 25, 1937

               4) Gosta Tollius

 

Children : Saltus - Elsie Welsh

                  Munds - James Theus Munds Jr. born 1920 & Josephine Chandler Munds -

                                Josephine Munds married Sven Gustav Malmberg in 1945

                  Domville - James Domville               

                  Tollius - Ingrid

 

 * * * Nils ( Theus ) Malmberg is one of 3 children from this marriage.

Theus is married to Taria Rachael Frey and they live in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Elsie's Father : Dr. Edward A. Smith

Elsie's Grandfather : Samuel Welsh

Harmon-on-Croton, NY. Present day - photo taken by Eric Teperman
Harmon-on-Croton, NY. Present day - photo taken by Eric Teperman
 This is how Meher Baba appeared to Elsie in New York on his first trip to the US in 1931.
This is how Meher Baba appeared to Elsie in New York on his first trip to the US in 1931.
Croton-on-Hudson map
Croton-on-Hudson map

Elsie's 1st husband :  Edgar E. Sultus

Edgar E. Saltus
Edgar E. Saltus

BOOKS WRITTEN BY EDGAR E. SALTUS

 

Feb.25th, 1917 ( p.50 ) - New York Tribune ( NY. )
Feb.25th, 1917 ( p.50 ) - New York Tribune ( NY. )
Elsie Munds - March29, 1920
Elsie Munds - March29, 1920

Elsie's 2nd husband : James Theus Munds

Mrs. J. Theus Mund - March 1922  -Elsie is dressed for the Patriots Ball.
Mrs. J. Theus Mund - March 1922 -Elsie is dressed for the Patriots Ball.

J. THEUS MUNDS HOUSE -  121 East  64th Street, New York, NY.

 

http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-j-theus-mund-house-no-121-east-64th.html

James Theus & Elsie Munds had 2 children - James Jr and Josephine.

The son is James Theus Munds Jr.
The son is James Theus Munds Jr.
Josephine & Sven Gustav Malmberg in their residence at the Swedish Embassy in New York. Sven was the Swedish Ambassador to the USA. The painting behind the couple is of Josephine & her brother James.
Josephine & Sven Gustav Malmberg in their residence at the Swedish Embassy in New York. Sven was the Swedish Ambassador to the USA. The painting behind the couple is of Josephine & her brother James.

Sven & Josephine Malmberg's son Nil "Theus "

Nils "Theus"  Malmsberg
Nils "Theus" Malmsberg
Rachael & Theus Malmberg
Rachael & Theus Malmberg
Theus & Rachael in India
Theus & Rachael in India
Theus at  JFK Airport, NYC
Theus at JFK Airport, NYC