OFFIELD, Dorothy Wrigley

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OFFIELD, Dorothy Wrigley (1886-1979), oldest daughter of William and Ada Wrigley. Dorothy, known as "Da", married James R. Offield in 1908 and they had two children:

  • Ada Elizabety "Betty" Offield (1911-1976)
  • Wrigley "Bud" Offield (1917-1991)

In the News~

Friday, May 18, 1979 [Chicago Tribune]: “Wrigley founder's daughter dies. Mrs. Dorothy Wrigley Offield, 92, daughter of the late William Wrigley Jr., founder of the chewing gum company bearing his name, died Thursday in her home. Mrs. Offield was a resident of Chicago for 88 years, having come from Philadelphia in 1891 with her parents. She was a member of the Arts Club and the Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago, a trustee of the Allendale Boys School, and honorary life trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Planned Parenthood Association of Chicago. She was the widow of James. R. Offield, a patent and trademark attorney. Mrs. Offield is survived by a son, Wrigley Offield, of Harbor Point, Mich.; four grandchildren, James. S. Offield, of San Jose, Cal., Paxson H. Offield, of Avalon, Cal; Mrs. Dorsse Crandell, of New York City; and Mrs. Carlisle S. Higholt of Rolling Hills, Cal.; a nephew, William Wrigley, president of the Wrigley Company; and a cousin, Byron E. Wrigley Jr., of Chicago. Her daughter, Mrs. Betty Offield Van Horne, of Pasadena, Cal., died in 1976.”