Fictional character

Name:Beatitude (Bee) Arthur




Profession:Retired / Philanthropist


Personal Traits. Skills, Abilities and Characteristics: Intelligent, highly educated for a woman in the 19th century, plays the steam harp

Biography (ca. 1921): Bee married young when she lived in Denmark. She married a Duke and so was married into royalty and money. The couple immigrated to America after a family humiliation in Denmark. They settled in Rochester, NY where Bee lived happily in a large home among books and music. She and her husband supported local musicians and intellectuals, sponsoring their education. Bee never had children of her own. She lost her husband several years ago. She is now a widow with no heirs to her great fortune. Bee is lonely and uses her fortune to surround herself with those seeking her philanthropy.