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 Mary Marshall <I>Orr</I> Earle

Mary Marshall Orr Earle

Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Apr 1912 (aged 53)
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8431722 · View Source
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Mary was a daughter of Governor James Lawrence and Mary Jane Marshall Orr. She married John Blair Prevost and they had one son, Marshall. After John's death, Mary married William Edward Earle.

From the DAR Magazine: Gifted with rare mental and social qualities, Mrs. Earle has drawn around her a large and cultured circle of friends at the national capital, where her Accomplishments as a linguist are much appreciated in the diplomatic corps. Her ability to converse fluently in five languages renders very applicable to her the encomium bestowed by Talleyrand on one of the brilliant women of the French salon of that period, when, in an outburst of admiration, he exclaimed: " What a wonderful woman! She knows how to be silct1i in five languages .-" (Quelle merveilleuse femme ! Elle sait se taire en cinq langues.")

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Mary Orr Earle died early tonight at her home in this city after a brief illness. She was a daughter of Governor James L. Orr of Anderson and a sister of the late Col. James L. Orr. Mrs. Earle's first husband was J. Blair Prevost of Anderson. Her second husband was William E. Earle of Greenville.

Mrs. Earle was intellectually one of the most brilliant women in the state. Inheriting in large measure the mental powers of her distinguished father, Governor Orr.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Published in The State, April 1912

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Daughter of James Lawrence & Mary Marshall Orr




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