Maryland and Robert were married December 21, 1944, five years after Amy’s death. She moved into Cantigny with her daughters, Ann and Alice. Like Amy, Maryland enjoyed horseback riding, but her interests centered on entertaining, antiques, and travel rather than farming. The McCormicks threw lavish dinner parties and, on Friday nights, screened first-run Hollywood movies in their private Gold Theatre.
Maryland furnished Cantigny with antiques collected during their extensive travels. Between 1947 and 1953, they traveled in a B-17 bomber airplane purchased as surplus from the U. S. Air Force. They visited Japan, China, Argentina, Cuba, and much of Europe.
Upon Robert’s death, Maryland chose to live in Washington D.C., leaving the Cantigny estate to become a public park. Maryland is buried in the Medill-McCormick plot at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.
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