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Abby Murray Manly Gwathmey
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1839
Death: Dec. 18, 1917

Abby Manly Gwathmey was the third president of the Woman's Missionary Union and served from 1894 to 1895. She was the daughter of Dr. Basil Manly. Her husband was Dr. William H. Gwathmey, a physician. She was a relatively young widow when at age forty-seven, she was left with the support of nine children; she had little money. She came from a resourceful and prominent family--the Manlys: her father was a founder of the SBC and a prominent minister, and her brothers were college presidents. Her husband's crowning achievement was that of unpaid recording secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, a post he held for thirty-three years.
Perhaps because of Gwathmey's long involvement with the FMB, his widow found employment as a bookkeeper for the Foreign Mission Journal. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Basil Manly (1798 - 1868)
  Sarah Murray Rudulph Manly (1806 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  William Henry Gwathmey (1819 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Anne Gwathmey Cofer (1859 - 1934)*
  Basil Manly Gwathmey (1861 - 1949)*
  Sarah Gwathmey (1867 - 1949)*
  Richard Gwathmey (1870 - 1928)*
  Abby Dandridge Gwathmey (1876 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Basil Manly (1825 - 1892)*
  Basil Manly (1825 - 1892)**
  Sarah Rudulph Manly Smith (1833 - 1900)*
  Charles Manly (1837 - 1924)*
  Abby Murray Manly Gwathmey (1839 - 1917)
  James Syng Manly (1842 - 1921)*
  Richard Fuller Manly (1845 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jul 08, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6588072
Abby Murray <i>Manly</i> Gwathmey
Added by: George Seitz
 
Abby Murray <i>Manly</i> Gwathmey
Added by: George Seitz
 
 
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- Richard Dickson
 Added: Jan. 31, 2015
Fabulous hat! Rest In Peace.
- Dabparis
 Added: May. 31, 2010
 
 
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