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Margery Dorothy <I>Moth</I> McCormick

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Margery Dorothy Moth McCormick

Birth
Winnetka, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
15 Jul 1964 (aged 79)
Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.97876, Longitude: -87.69062
Plot
Section R, Lot 35
Memorial ID
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Margery Dorothy was the daughter of Morris Jonathan and Laura L. (Shibley) Moth; she was the granddaughter of Robert S. Moth, one of the founders of the Village of Winnetka, IL. On 28 December 1909, Margery married Dr. James Patton McCormick of Edmonton, Alberta, and would eventually move back to Edmonton with him after the birth of their first child. The couple had two sons: James Patton Jr (b. 1 Mar 1911) and Alan Gordon (b. 26 Nov 1915).

Margery became a very active member of the Baha'i Auxiliary Board for the U.S. after moving back to Winnetka, IL with her husband, James Sr--who passed away in 1935. The headquarters of the Baha'i faith in the United States is located in Wilmette, IL, just south of Winnetka. Margery eventually moved to Wilmette, but spent much of her time on the road as a speaker promoting world peace and unity through the Baha'i faith in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and even in Fiji--more than 50,000 miles of which she traversed in 1959 alone! Margery said of her work, "The Baha'is are looking for the unity of nations and the unity of religion ... then we will have world peace" (Battle Creek Enquirer, 1 Jun 1962, pp. 12).

Margery remained active in her work on behalf of the Baha'i faith and world unity up to the time of her death. In 1961, she spoke at the United Nations Day program in the Toffenetti Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL; in 1962, she spoke at the Battle Creek, MI YMCA on "Man, One Family" sponsored by the Baha'is of Battle Creek; in 1963, she took part in the first Baha'i World Congress in London, England; and in February 1964, just months before she passed, she was again a speaker at the Toffenetti Hotel for a public meeting sponsored by the Baha'is of St. Petersburg speaking on "A World Safe for Humanity."

Following her death in July 1964, she was interred at Rosehill Cemetery with her husband in the Moth Family plot.
Margery Dorothy was the daughter of Morris Jonathan and Laura L. (Shibley) Moth; she was the granddaughter of Robert S. Moth, one of the founders of the Village of Winnetka, IL. On 28 December 1909, Margery married Dr. James Patton McCormick of Edmonton, Alberta, and would eventually move back to Edmonton with him after the birth of their first child. The couple had two sons: James Patton Jr (b. 1 Mar 1911) and Alan Gordon (b. 26 Nov 1915).

Margery became a very active member of the Baha'i Auxiliary Board for the U.S. after moving back to Winnetka, IL with her husband, James Sr--who passed away in 1935. The headquarters of the Baha'i faith in the United States is located in Wilmette, IL, just south of Winnetka. Margery eventually moved to Wilmette, but spent much of her time on the road as a speaker promoting world peace and unity through the Baha'i faith in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and even in Fiji--more than 50,000 miles of which she traversed in 1959 alone! Margery said of her work, "The Baha'is are looking for the unity of nations and the unity of religion ... then we will have world peace" (Battle Creek Enquirer, 1 Jun 1962, pp. 12).

Margery remained active in her work on behalf of the Baha'i faith and world unity up to the time of her death. In 1961, she spoke at the United Nations Day program in the Toffenetti Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL; in 1962, she spoke at the Battle Creek, MI YMCA on "Man, One Family" sponsored by the Baha'is of Battle Creek; in 1963, she took part in the first Baha'i World Congress in London, England; and in February 1964, just months before she passed, she was again a speaker at the Toffenetti Hotel for a public meeting sponsored by the Baha'is of St. Petersburg speaking on "A World Safe for Humanity."

Following her death in July 1964, she was interred at Rosehill Cemetery with her husband in the Moth Family plot.

Gravesite Details

Margery does not have a marker, but there is one for her husband, James.



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