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Three generations of the Levinson family.

The Levinsons are a wealthy American family.

History and Relations[]

Natives of Cincinnati, Ohio, they now own houses in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. Cora mentioned having an aunt in New York who was still alive in 1914.

Isidore was Jewish, but his wife, son, and daughter are Christian.

The Levinsons are also related to the Crawley family through Cora Levinson's marriage to Robert Crawley.

Present family[]

Isidore Levinson was a merchant who made a huge fortune in dry goods. He and his wife Martha had two children, Cora and Harold.

Cora traveled to England and married Robert Crawley, then heir to the Earl of Grantham. She lives with him in the Yorkshire estate Downton Abbey. They have had three daughters and five grandchildren.

Harold has not married nor had children as of 1923. Isidore's death left Martha a wealthy widow. But before he died he made sure that both Harold and Cora were well looked after and received equal shares of his fortune. He also made sure that the money was tied down so no one else could touch their shares of the Levinson fortune.

Family tree[]

Levinson family
Crawley family
Isidore Levinson
Martha Levinson
Patrick Crawley, 6th Earl of Grantham[1]

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Harold Levinson
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
(née Levinson; b.1868)
Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham
Mary Talbot
(née Crawley; b.1891)
Edith Pelham
(née Crawley; b.1892)
Sybil Branson
(née Crawley; b.1895 — d.1920)


  • It is unknown if the Levinsons were wealthy prior to Isidore's financial success.
  • Cora mentions having an aunt, but does not say if this aunt is her father's or mother's sister.
  • It appears that by the time Harold manages the family business, they have moved beyond just dry goods to include steel and oil, since Harold was involved in the Teapot Dome scandal which involved private companies bribing government officials to drill for oil on government land.