Mary Lee White


Mary Lee White

Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Jan 1953 (aged 83)
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Plot A Lot 51 Site 11
Memorial ID 43932029 View Source

The News (Frederick, MD) - February 6, 1953

Miss Mary Lee White, long-time resident of Montgomery County, was killed in an automobile accident last Thurdsay night in Silver Spring. Miss White was born August 8, 1869 at Greenway, Loudoun County, Va., home of her maternal grandfather, Joseph Meade.

Her father, a native of Montgomery County, was Major Benjamin Stephen White, the Confederate staff officer who guided General J. E. B. Stuart's forces when they crossed the Potomac at the point since known as White's Ford.

Miss White's youth was passed in Leesburg, Va. and in Baltimore. At the age of 20 she graduated from Frederick Female Seminary, now know as Hood College.

Toward the end of that last century she entered social work and was on the staff of the Charity Organization Society in its pioneer days, serving in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. She also studied social conditions in England and Germany and for a time lived at St. Hilda's, London, an early social work institution in England. She made special studies of social conditions in Maryland. In 1913 she bought property in Ashton which she held until 1947.

Mis White was widely connected in Montgomery County and, due to an interest in genealogy and a very good memory, was frequently consulted on family history. She had a great interest in local and national politics. Though she visited extensively in the Silver Spring area, she has latterly lived with her niece, Miss Elizabeth W. Meade, in Annapolis.

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