Mary Ellen James

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Mary Ellen James (Fairchild)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: March 31, 1912 (77)
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Fairchild, Jr. and Octavia Fairchild
Wife of Darwin Rush James, Sr.
Mother of Grace Fairchild Adams; Gertrude Derby; Darwin Rush James, Jr.; Alice James; Ethel James and 1 other
Sister of Edward Eugene Fairchild; Frances Maria Fairchild; James Calvin Fairchild; Emma Augusta Fairchild and Julia Elizabeth Fairchild
Half sister of Arthur Whittlesey Fairchild; Rebecca Octavia Fairchild and Emma Louise Fairchild

Managed by: Floyd Brian Russak
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About Mary Ellen James

Short bio in: Who's who in New York City and State, Ed. 1911, p. 522 (see .pdf file, attached): "JAMES Mary E Falrclilld: Pres Woman's B d of Home Missions b Stockbridge Mass July 21 1934; d. Daniel

and Octavla Briggs Fairchild; grad. Maplewood Inst. Pittsfleld Mass; m. Stockbridge Mass Jan 14 1858 Darwin R James. Has been engaged in philanthropic and religious work since the Civil War period; was prominently Identified with the movement In 1885 which secured the opening of night schools for colored people In Washington DC; was pres of society organized for the benefit of Newsboys. Became connected as vice pres 1881-86 with the Woman's B'd of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church and since 1886 has been president of the Board. Also interested in other religious and philanthropic societies. Was a leader in the uprising of women which prevented Brigham H Roberts of Utah from being seated in the 56th Congress. Address 226 Gates Av Brooklyn NY.

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Mary Ellen James's Timeline

1834
July 21, 1834
Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1864
October 6, 1864
New York, NY, United States
1867
January 5, 1867
1873
January 10, 1873
United States
1912
March 31, 1912
Age 77
Kings County, New York, United States
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