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Mary Mapes Dodge

  • Birth 26 Jan 1831 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1905 Onteora Park, Greene County, New York, USA
  • Burial Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section C
  • Memorial ID 4887

Author. Born in New York City, she married lawyer William Dodge at the age of twenty. Widowed seven years later, she began writing children's stories to support herself and her two sons. "Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates," her most famous book, was published in 1865. She became an associate editor of "Hearth and Home" in 1868 and in 1873 became the editor of "St. Nicholas," a new illustrated children's magazine to which she also contributed stories. Many of those stories were later published as collections. She continued as editor and contributor to "St. Nicholas" until her death at Onteora Park, New York.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4887
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Mapes Dodge (26 Jan 1831–21 Aug 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4887, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .