Mary Jones “Minnie” <I>Gresham</I> Machen

Mary Jones “Minnie” Gresham Machen

Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Oct 1931 (aged 82)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 27631260 · View Source
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The youngest surviving child of John and Mary Gresham, Mary Jones ("Minnie") Gresham Machen (June 17, 1849-October 13, 1931) was educated at the Edgeworth School in Baltimore and the Wesleyan Female College in Macon, from which she graduated in 1865. On February 13, 1873, Minnie married Arthur W. Machen (1827-1915), a prominent Baltimore lawyer. Machen was the son of Caroline Webster and Lewis H. Machen, the principal clerk of the United States Senate from 1836 to 1859, and owner of "Walney," in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Arthur Machens had three sons. Arthur W. Machen, Jr. (1877-1950) followed his father into the law, while Thomas G. Machen (1886-1975) pursued a career in architecture. Middle son Rev. Dr. John Gresham Machen (1881-1937) became a well-known Presbyterian theologian. Minnie Gresham Machen was also a devout Presbyterian, reflected in her longtime membership in the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore and her authorship of The Bible in Browning, a book tracing the influence of the Bible on the poetry of Robert Browning. Like her brother Thomas, Minnie Machen is interred in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.

(From Library of Congress, Lewis H. Machen Family Papers)


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  • Created by: Ray Cannata
  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27631260
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jones “Minnie” Gresham Machen (17 Jun 1849–13 Oct 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27631260, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Ray Cannata (contributor 46894163) .