|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1885|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1962|
North Carolina, USA
Daughter of the William Foster Stokes and Mrs. Stokes of Atlanta, and a graduate of the Agnes Scott College for Girls in Decatur Ga.
For a time she was private secretary to Mrs. W.C. Winsborough, Superintendent of the Women's Work of the Southern Presbyterian Church.
Sister of Lt Col Charles Albert Stokes
At age 25 married 3 July 1921 To Mellinger E Henry then in his 50's.
With her husband Mellinger Henry, a professor with Columbia as well as a New Jersey Dickinson High School teacher and contributor to the New York Times, she hiked the Appalachian mountains collecting folklore and folk songs. In this time before portable recording devices she listened and transcribed the songs, both lyrics and notation, and he wrote articles and books of these collections and experiences. A voracious reader and scholar, he had a private library of over 10,000 volumes; many of them first editions. After his death she donated his papers and collections to his Alma Mater, Brown University.
William Foster Stokes (1845 - 1913)
Frances Amelia Cooper Stokes (1848 - 1918)
Mellinger Edward Henry (1873 - 1946)*
Minnie Amelia Stokes (1874 - 1955)*
Charles Albert Stokes (1876 - 1944)*
Florence Newton Stokes Henry (1885 - 1962)
Margrethe Grace Stokes (1888 - 1921)*
Julia M. Stokes (1890 - 1969)*
Note: section 3 lot 322A
Plot: section 3 lot 322A
Created by: Robin Henry
Record added: Feb 11, 2014
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