1821–1911

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 22, 1821, East­ham, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 26, 1911, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Wood­land Dell Ce­me­te­ry, Wil­bra­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

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.

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