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Mary White Ovington

Mary White Ovington, American social worker, author.


  • Ovington, Mary White was born on April 11, 1865 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Theodore Tweedy and Louise (Ketcham) Ovington.

  • Career

    • Head worker at Greenpoint Settlement, Pratt Institute, Neighborship Association, 1895-1903.


    • Author: Half a Man, 1911. Hazel (juvenile), 1913. The Shadow (novel), 1920.

      Portraits in Color, 1927. Zeke (juvenile), 1931. Contributor to mags.


    • father: Theodore Tweedy Ovington
    • mother: Louise (Ketcham) Ovington
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    Born April 11, 1865
    Died July, 1951
    (aged 86)