Born: May 16, 1832, Bol­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 7, 1901.

Buried: Oak Hill Ce­me­te­ry, To­wan­da, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Anna was the wife of Mah­lon Clark Mer­cur.

She gra­du­at­ed from the Rut­gers Fe­male Se­mi­na­ry in New York Ci­ty, where she won a gold me­dal for an es­say.

She and Mah­lon lived in To­wan­da, Penn­syl­van­ia.



When Cometh the Dawn?

The world is waiting for Thy coming, Lord,
And while Thou lingerest Thy people, shorn
Of glory and of triumph, sadly mourn;
For with their life-destroying, ruthless horde,
Disease and dreaded famine stalk abroad.
O watchman! tell us, cometh soon the dawn?
The shadows deepen and we sit forlorn.
Will Faith indeed receive its sure reward?

From height of Zion’s tower there came reply:
Ere long Redemption’s work
Shall be complete,
For God is love. The nations, I repeat,
Are His. He heedeth well His people’s cry;
As now in heaven, on earth His reign shall be
Supreme, omnipotent o’er land and sea

Anna Hubbard Jewett Mercur
Cosmos, and Other Poems, 1893



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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mer­cur (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),