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Mary Priscilla Griffin

Winthrop Days, And A Half Century With The Trees 1855-1905
- Winthrop Public Library, Text
 
"Mary Priscilla Ryder, daughter of Elisha D. and Susanna Kelly Ryder, was born in Chatham, Cape Cod, August 22, 1835, and married Sidney H. Griffin as is mentioned in a preceding paragraph (December 7, 1856). Mrs. Griffin is a woman of culture and refined tastes, thoroughly devoted to home and family a lover of flowers and floriculture, and is remarkably well versed in forestry. Her literary attainments have impelled her to give to the public the attractive pamphlet, "A Half Century with the Trees", 1905, a souvenir of 36 pages of interesting and valuable information and dedicated to the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, as also is her work entitled "Winthrop Days, 1855-1905" historical in character and a valuable addition to the annals of the town of which it treats and is included with part of the work first mentioned. Besides the souvenir editions just mentioned, Mrs. Griffin is the author of a hundred verse poem (eight line stanzas) on "Dean Winthrop" sixth son of Governor Winthrop; and this too is dedicated to the Winthrop Historical Society. She is a Chatauqua graduate, 1895. With her husband she long has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Winthrop, and is recognized as one of the most earnest and unselfish workers in that society."

- Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, William R. Cutter, 1908 (Online ebooks, Vol 3, Pg 1669)
 
 
 


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