|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1884|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1972|
Mary was an intelligent, gifted individual. She struggled and succeeded in the many aspects of her life.
She became a teacher and taught for many years in a one room schoolhouse, attaining her degree by mail order.
She wrote a column in the local newspaper, and became a published poet.
She participated in many activities in the community, organizing a postcard exchange club and maintained a historical society membership.
She won many events in the Ledyard Grange Fair for her quilting and embroidery work, and canning of fruits and vegetables.
With only correspondence, local visits, and detailed research, she managed to trace the family history back to 1640, making her last entries to her hand-written book in 1966 at age 81. A copy of the book is in the Historical section of the New London public library. She also has information recorded in the Ledyard Bill library.
In addition, she was a hard-working wife, and mother, being called upon to run the family farm with only her young son to help.
Note: This person was listed as last name Davis, first name Mary and other Bailey on the master list.
New London County
Plot: Section C, Plot 43
Maintained by: Billie Davis
Originally Created by: Paula Lewis Picken
Record added: Sep 06, 2004
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