The Disappearance of Edith Wolfskill, Empress of the World

The questionable 1929 disappearance and lonely death of one of California’s wealthiest women

Heather Monroe
16 min readJun 13, 2021

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The San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco, California
29 Aug 1903, Sat • Page 4

Edith Irene Wolfskill was born in California in May of 1872. Her parents were well respected, and wealthy California pioneers named John and Susanne Wolfskill (Nee Moore). Edith, the youngest Woflskill child, was…

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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•