Born: 1834, Honeoye, New York.
Died: January 9, 1912, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Buried: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Maria was the daughter of John Alger and Mary Steele, and wife of Owen Russell Loomis Crozier (married 1853).
She attended school in Rochester, New York, and graduated from McGrawville College, McGraw, New York.
In 1854, she and Owen moved to Michigan, where they became the first teachers in the public schools of Grand Rapids.
She wrote for the Advent Harbinger and the Children’s Friend, and contributed poems to journals such as The Sybill, The Household Advocate, and The Morning Star.
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