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Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Brief Biography of Mary Grace Witherbee Black of Pelham Manor

Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes a brief biography of Mary Grace Witherbee Black of Pelham Manor published in 1914. Mrs. Black was one of the most influential women in the development of the Village of Pelham Manor. The brief biography appears immediately below:

"BLACK, Mary Grace Witherbee (Mrs. Robert Clifford Black), Pelham Manor, N. Y.

Born Port Henry, N. Y., May 18, 1853; dau. Silas Heminway and Sophie Catherine (Goff) Witherbee; ed. governesses and at Farmington, Conn., and Miss McAuley's School, N. Y. City; m. N. Y. City, April 20, 1875, Robert Clifford Black; children: R. Clifford Jr., Witherbee. Interested in West Side Nursery, Jewell Day Nursery and Babies' Ward (N. Y. City), Miriam Osborn Memorial Home, Harrison, N. Y.; Pelham Summer Home for Children and several musical societies. Favors worman suffrage. Presbyterian. Republican. Recreation: Yachting. Clubs: Manor (Pelham Manor), N. Y. Yacht, Sleepy Hollow, Larchmont Yacht."

Source: Leonard, John William, ed., Woman's Who's Who of America - A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada 1914 - 1915, p. 103 (NY, NY: The American Commonwealth Company 1914).

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