Prince Alexandre MISKINOFF


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Prince Alexandre MISKINOFF

  • Born: 1886, Tiflis, Russia
  • Marriage (1): Amy Isabella CROCKER on 11 Jun 1914 in St. Martin, London, England

  General Notes:

On 11 June 1914 Aimee married Prince Alexandre Miskinoff, a Russian nobleman. They separated in 1915 and he divorced her the next year when she contested the suit. He alleged cruel and inhuman treatment as well as desertion and that her actions had made him ill. One of his written charges was that, although he "always behaved in a calm and respectful manner," toward his wife she made great scenes "and arrogantly claimed that her great fortune gave her the privilege to abuse her husband." Her reply was that her husband had become infatuated with a 15-year old girl in her family and that he had misled her prior to their marriage concerning his social standing. The strangest allegation in the suit was that a baby girl was born to the couple on 11 April 1915, a charge his wife denied. Miskinoff replied that he had a letter in his wife's own hand announcing the baby's birth but that his wife immediately left their home at the Hotel McAlpin with the baby because she did not want her daughter from an earlier marriage to know of the child. He alleged that his wife then kept the baby at the Hotel Endicott in the charge of nurses. He stated that he purchased a baby carriage for $80 and for several weeks proudly pushed his daughter around the sidewalks near the Hotel but his wife then became jealous of his attentions to their daughter. He asked for visitation rights to the child but his wife continued to deny her existence and the divorce was granted.

Extract from Passenger List
Ship: S.S. Kronprinzessin Cecilie
Saling from: Cherbourg on 19 November 1913
Arriving at: New York on 25 November 1913
Name: Prince Alexandre Miskinoff
Age: 27
Est. Birth Year: 1886
Place of Birth: Tiflis, Russia
Marital Status: Single
Nationality: Russian
Race: Armenian
Last Permanent Residence: Tiflis, Russia
Final Destination: Hotel Astor, New York
Condition: Health Good; Height 5 feet 5 inches; Complexion Fair; Hair Dark; Eyes Black.

Extract from Passenger List
Ship: S.S. Transylvania
Saling from: Liverpool on 9 November 1914
Arriving at: New York on 17 November 1914
Name: Prince Alexandre Miskinoff
Age: 29
Est. Birth Year: 1885
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Russian
Race: Russian
Last Permanent Residence: Paris, France
Final Destination: New York

Extract from England and Wales Marriage Registration Index
Groom: Alexandre Miskinoff
Bride: Aimée C. Gouraud
Marriage Registered: Apr-Jun 1914 at St. Martin, London, England

Extract from "The Wasp: A Weekly Journal of Illustration and Comment" dated Saturday, August 30, 1919
Shot by Jilted Lover
Alexandrine Presoir, a beautiful young woman, lies in the hospital in a critical condition as the result of a dramatic shooting affray in the home of Mrs Jackson Gouraud, the divorced wife of Prince Miskenoff.
Mlle. Presoire was a maid in the employ of Mrs Gouraud and it is alleged that she was shot by a youth she had jilted.
According to the story told to the police, the assailand visited the Gouraud residence, insisting upon a final interview with his sweetheart. Mrs Gouraud's youngest daughter, Sylvie, was sent out on some pretext and then the youth drew a revolver and began shooting. He escaped and has not been found, although the police have been searching the whole city.
Mrs Gouraud was formerly Amy Crocker, a member of the millionaire Crocker family of California, but has lived most of the time in recent years in New York.

Alexandre married Amy Isabella CROCKER, daughter of Judge Edwin Bryant CROCKER and Margaret RHODES, on 11 Jun 1914 in St. Martin, London, England. (Amy Isabella CROCKER was born on 5 Dec 1863 in Sacramento, California, USA, died on 7 Feb 1941 in Hotel Savoy Plaza, New York, USA and was buried in Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, California, USA.)

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