March 12, 1813, Sculcoates, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.

June 26, 1903, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.

In 1845, Mary married Rev. John Deck (younger brother of James Deck), Vicar of St. Stephen’s, Hull, a large working class parish of 13,000. Mary lived nearly all her life in Hull and kept very busy, working hard in Sunday School, mothers’ meetings, a men’s night-school, and countless other things. At age 70, she lost her sight gradually and became totally blind, but taught herself to read Braille, and gradually got the whole Bible in this form. At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Amy Catherine & Octavius Walton, at St. Jude’s vicarage.

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