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Mary Rutherfurd Jay

Mary Rutherfurd Jay, American landscape architect, author, lecturer. Decorated Cross of Mercy (Serbia); silver medal (American Committee for Devastated France). Member American Committee for Devastated France, charge unit of famerettes working with United States Army Garden Service, Versailles, June 1918; Fellow Royal Horticultural Society, London; member of New York Horticultural Society, Garden; Club: Cosmopolitan.

Background

  • Jay, Mary Rutherfurd was born on August 16, 1872 in Fair Haven, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Review Peter Augustus and Julia (Post) Jay.

  • Education

    • Architectural study, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906, Bussey Institute, Forest Hills, Massachusetts, 1907.

    Career

    • In practice of landscape architecture, New York City, since 1908. Landscape work in estates of Honorary George W. Wickersham, W. A. Rockefeller, I. N. Phelps-Stokes, Henry R. Mallory and others.

    Works

    • Author: The Garden Handbook, 1931. The Jay Family, a genealogical chart with over 900 names, 1935. Lecturer Royal Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, Forum, Brooklyn Art Museum, garden clubs, etc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Committee for Devastated France, charge unit of famerettes working with United States Army Garden Service, Versailles, June 1918. Fellow Royal Horticultural Society, London. Member of New York Horticultural Society, Garden.

    Club: Cosmopolitan.

    Connections

    • father: Review Peter Augustus Jay
    • mother: Julia (Post) Jay
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    Born August 16, 1872
    Died October, 1953
    (aged 81)
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