Lola “Lolita” Sheldon
Armour (1870-1953) donated $500 (about $10,000 in
today’s money) to help Mr. Bluebeard performers who
were stranded in Chicago. Lola was married to
Jonathan Ogden Armour, heir to the Armour meat
packing industry and fortunes. The money helped the
performers return to New York.
Lola was a renowned Chicago hostess, an avid rose
gardener, art collector and horse woman.