Born: December 22, 1821, Eastham, Connecticut.
Died: January 26, 1911, Evanston, Illinois.
Buried: Woodland Dell Cemetery, Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
Elizabeth was the wife of Oliver Marcy, LL.D., Professor of Natural History at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
She was active in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, the Woman’s Home Missionary Society, and the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, and founded the Elizabeth Marcy Home in the Bohemian District of Chicago, Illinois.
She was described as a
remarkable woman, full of originality in thought and expression, and known throughout Methodism as a writer in verse and prose, and as a speaker who can make even a prosy theme poetic.
If you know where to get a good photo of Marcy (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?