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Mary Boyle O’Reilly

Mary Boyle O’Reilly, American humanitarian.


  • O’Reilly, Mary Boyle was born on May 18, 1873 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Boyle and Mary (Smiley) O’R.

  • Education

    • Educated Convent Sacre Cœur, 1880-1890. Special college courses. Unmarried.


    • Editorial writer
    • lecturer on sociology. Social worker
    • investigator in N.H. baby farms investigation, 1910. Trustee Children’s Institutions Department, Massachusetts, 1905-1911.

      Prison commissioner, Massachusetts, 1907-1911. Foreign correspondent and war relief worker in France, Russia, England, 1913-1917. Lecturer for war relief funds, 1918.


    Denomination: Catholic


    • father: John Boyle O’R.
    • mother: Mary (Smiley) O’R.
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    Born March 18, 1873
    Died October 21, 1939
    (aged 66)