Isabel Rockefeller Lincoln

Isabel Rockefeller Lincoln in 1930

Isabel Stillman Rockefeller (June 23, 1902 – March 23, 1980) was a member of the Rockefeller family. Her father, Percy Avery Rockefeller, was one of the richest financiers and industrialists of his time. Percy was a son of Standard Oil co-founder William Avery Rockefeller Jr. and Almira Geraldine Rockefeller. Isabel's mother, Isabel Goodrich Stillman, was a daughter of banker James Jewett Stillman and Sarah Elizabeth Rumrill. Percy was also a nephew of Standard Oil co-founder John Davison Rockefeller.

She attended Westover School and was a member of Junior League, of which she took an active part. She became a member of the advisory board and helped produce a play called Ready Made. She also performed singing and dancing numbers. She studied bacteriology at Columbia University for three years, and then went to Europe for 5 months with her mother. She was a frequent face in New York high society since her introduction as a debutante in 1920.

In January 1925, a false rumor was spread that she was to marry Alexander Thayer, son of Russell Thayer of Philadelphia. In June 1925, it was announced that she would marry Frederic Walker Lincoln IV. Her double cousin William Avery Rockefeller III was married to a sister of Frederic the day before Isabel's marriage to Mr. Lincoln, a large party was held in their honor by William Avery Rockefeller III. The wedding was held on September 26, 1925 at Christ Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut by Rev. John Lewis. The day after the wedding, the newlyweds were again honored at a large function at the Field Club of Greenwich. A