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Mary Taylor "May" Blauvelt
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1867
Clinton
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1952
Grosse Ile
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

She was born in her Grandmother Taylor's home, "Willow Hall", between Clinton and High Bridge.


After graduating from Wellesley College in 1889, she began teaching at Miss Porter's in Farmington, CT. She studied at Oxford 1895 - 1897.

By 1911, she was "an author of considerable ability" and very well traveled. "In Cambridge Backs" was published and in 1912, "Solitude Letters." In 1938, she published" Oliver Cromwell: A Dictator's Tragedy." During her travels in the British Isles she visited ancestral homes and met with Blauvelt/ Taylor cousins upon many occasions. She shared her visits with her parents and siblings through copious letters, which we have. She never married and adored her Blauvelt nieces and their children.

The last 2 or 3 years of her life, she lived with her niece's Stanton family in Grosse Ile, MI. Her grand-nephew, who was then at Oxford, remembers that she was a chain smoker,lighting one from the other. Sparks would fly as she coughed, making everyone very nervous. But, her conversation never lagged. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Alstyne Blauvelt (1839 - 1927)
  Caroline Forman Taylor Blauvelt (1840 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Taylor Blauvelt (1867 - 1952)
  Warren Scott Blauvelt (1868 - 1961)*
  Anna Hutton Blauvelt (1871 - 1928)*
  George Taylor Blauvelt (1873 - 1898)*
  Archibald Stewart Taylor Blauvelt (1878 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodmere Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Shirley Stanton
Record added: Jul 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72927486
Mary Taylor May Blauvelt
Added by: Shirley Stanton
 
Mary Taylor May Blauvelt
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