Mary Anthony (Dwight) (1824 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Catskill, NY, USA
Death: Died
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About Mary Anthony (Dwight)

Mary Dwight (dau. of Dr. B. W. Dwight and Sophia Strong), b. at Catskill, Nov. 27, 1824, m. July 14, 1852, Elliott Anthony, Esq., b. June 10, 1827, at Spafford, N. Y. (son of Isaac Anthony, originally of Portsmouth, R. I., and Pamelia Phelps of Cambridge, N. Y.), grad. at Hamilton Coll., N. Y., in 1850. He has been since 1852 a lawyer in Chicago, IL. He is author of "A Digest of the Reports of Illinois," and of "The Law Pertaining to the Consolidation of Railroads." In 1858 he was City Attorney. He was twice a member of a State Constitutional Convention — once in 1862, and again in 1870, in which last he was very active. The constitution that they framed has had large praise all over the land, He was the founder of "The Law Institute" of Chicago, and has been three times elected its president. He was active also in establishing The Public Library of the city, and is chairman now (1873) of the committee on the care and increase of the library. He has always taken a special interest in local, state, and national reforms, and is constitutionally radical and progressive in his ideas. He has been well-known for years in Chicago as a zealous advocate of Presbyterian interests in the West. He has been for many years a large and successful operator in local land speculations.

Mrs. Mary Anthony d. shortly after the birth of her last child very suddenly, Feb. 11, 1864. She had a light complexion, dark brown hair and dark hazel eyes, and had both quick impulses and a strong will. She had a good deal of administrative talent and business qualities of a superior kind.

He m. at New York Jan. 11, 1865, for 2d wife, her sister Elizabeth Dwight, b. at Clinton, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1831, who d. at Chicago, act. 38, June 22, 1870. She was taller than her sisters, being 5 feet 7 inches in height, while they were 5 feet 4 inches high. She had blue eyes and dark brown hair, a dignified carriage and an energetic step. She had earnest convictions and a most determined will.

[Ninth Generation.] Children of Elliott Anthony, Esq.:

170. i . Elizabeth Dwight Anthony, b. at Clinton, N. Y., May 15, 1853.

171. ii. Charles Elliott Anthony, b. Sept. 1, 1856.

172. iii. Theodora Dwight Anthony, b. July 12, 1857, d. Nov. 26, 1857.

173. iv. Henry Giles Anthony, b. Dec. 12, 1859.

174. v. George Donaldson Anthony, b. Feb. 18, 1862.

175. vi. A son unnamed, b. and d. Feb. 9, 1864.

[Eighth Generation.]

160. v. Hon. Edward Woolsey Dwight (son of Dr. Benj. Woolsey and Sophia Dwight), b. at Catskill, N. Y., April 8, 1827, m. May 18, 1847, Elizabeth Foote of Clinton, N. Y., b. March 31, 1828 (dau. of John Foote, Jr., of Clinton, and Mary Lull of Butternuts, N. Y.). See for full account of Foote ancestry the Genealogy of the Foote family.

He was a farmer at Spring Prairie, Wis., for some years, but since 1857 has lived at Brooklyn, Greene Co., Wis. (formerly Oregon). He was a member of the Wisconsin Legislature ( [open space, apparently to be filled in after printing] ). He is of a very dark brunette complexion, black hair and dark hazel eyes. She is of fair complexion and blue eyes and brown hair and tall.

[Ninth Generation.] Children:

176. i. Mary Sophia Dwight, b. at Spring Prairie Jan. 7, 1853, is now (1874) a member of Madison University, Wis.

177. ii. Delia Elizabeth Dwight, b. at Brooklyn, Wis., July 17, 1857.

178. iii. Edward Foote Dwight, b. April 17, 1862.

179. iv. Theodore William Dwight, b. March 12, 1865.

Source: The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass., Volume 1 (Google eBook), Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders, 1874, pages 196-198. Downloaded 2011.

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Mary Anthony's Timeline

1824
November 27, 1824
Catskill, NY, USA
1852
July 14, 1852
Age 27
1853
May 15, 1853
Age 28
Clinton, NY, USA
1856
September 1, 1856
Age 31
1857
July 12, 1857
Age 32
1859
December 12, 1859
Age 35
1862
February 18, 1862
Age 37
1864
February 9, 1864
Age 39
February 11, 1864
Age 39