Lucy Skidmore Scribner

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Lucy Ann Scribner (Skidmore)

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: 1931 (78)
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Russell Skidmore and Lucy Ann Skidmore
Wife of John Blair Scribner
Sister of Irad Hawley Skidmore

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About Lucy Skidmore Scribner

Lucy Skidmore Scribner (July 4, 1853 - May 2, 1931) was the founder of Skidmore College.


She was born in on July 4, 1853 to Joseph Russell Skidmore (1821–1882), a coal merchant, and Lucy Ann Hawley (1821–1853). Lucy’s grandparents were Jeremiah and Judith Ludlam Skidmore and Irad and Sarah Holmes Hawley. In 1875 she married John Blair Scribner. The couple resided at 21 East 48th Street in New York for their marriage. In 1879, after just 4 years of marriage, Lucy was widowed when her husband died of pneumonia.

In 1903, she created "The Young Women's Industrial Club" in Saratoga Springs, New York, and in 1911, the club was renamed the "Skidmore School of Arts" and chartered as a college to vocationally and professionally train young women. In 1922, the school became a four-year, degree-granting institution for women and was renamed "Skidmore College." In 1971, Skidmore College became co-educational. Lucy Skidmore Scribner died on May 2, 1931. and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx near her husband.

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New York, New York, United States
Age 78
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, United States