|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1904|
|Death: ||May 16, 1991|
Marie Duffner Cady was the only child of Erhardt and Catherine Duffner. She married Joseph George Cady in 1926, but he died young in 1935 leaving her a young widow with a small son.
Following the death of her husband, Marie completed her education to become a teacher in the Syracuse school system. She then received her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University (Magna Cum Laude) in secondary education in 1944 and her Master's degree from Syracuse University in 1953.
Marie was a teacher in the Syracuse school system from 1939 through 1958.
In 1969, Marie developed a high school course for the Syracuse schools to incorporate Black History into the school curriculum, using two famous black historians as resource people: Dr. John Hope Franklin and Dr. Benjamin Quarles.
In her later years she was very active in the issues involving senior citizens and was voted Senior Citizen of the year for Onondaga County by the Metropolitan Commission on Aging in 1978. She was Vice-Chairman of the board of the Metropolitan commission on Aging as well.
She enjoyed traveling and generally took a trip every year with whatever tour group sounded interesting to her. She enjoyed playing Mrs. Clause at Christmas at the elementary school near her home.
The family cottage on Lake Ontario was always an important part of her life and she enjoyed having people up to visit and play bridge. She spent each summer at the cottage until the 1980's. In 1981 she suffered injuries when a handy man attacked her there in attempting to steal her purse, and was never quite the same outgoing person after that time. She died in May 1991 in Maryland.
Erhardt Valentine Duffner (1872 - 1945)
Catherine Elizabeth Martz Duffner (1874 - 1951)
Joseph George Cady (1901 - 1935)*
Joseph George Cady (1928 - 2007)*
Weedsport Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36572197