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Mary Lyon Cheney Schofield

Mary Lyon Cheney Schofield, American social leader. member Woman’s Committee Council National Defense, 1917-1919; member 3d Order of St. Anne. Donor Commons of Brantwood Camp for Boys, 1905.

Background

  • Schofield, Mary Lyon Cheney was born on December 24, 1868 in New Britain, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edwin Bradbury (Doctor of Medicine and Charlotte (Ward) Lyon.

  • Education

    • Student Wellesley College, 1888-1890. Honorary Master of Arts, University of N.H., 1929.

    Career

    • Chairman for N.H. of Woman’s Department of National Civic Federation, 1916-1919. Chairman N.H. Woman’s Liberty Loan Committee. National president Women’s Land Army of America, 1917-1919.

      Member Woman’s Committee Council National Defense, 1917-1919. Established 1st nursery school in northern New England, 1925. Trustee N.H. School for Feeble-Minded, 1919-1924.

      1st chairman N.H. Republican Women’s Committee, 1919. Delegate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1924. 1st woman president N.H. Electoral College, 1924.

      F.I.D.A.C. nat. chairman American Legion Auxiliary, 1927. Honorary president for N.H. of America Association University Women, 1930. President N.H. Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1932-1935.

      N.H. chairman Women’s Committee, Washington National Cathedral, 1930-1937. N.H. chairman Women’s Participation, New York World’s Fair, 1939. Nat. vice president Society Colonial Dames of America, 1939-1941.

      Regional chairman United Service Organisation for National Defense, 1941. Episcopalian; member 3d Order of St. Anne. Donor Commons of Brantwood Camp for Boys, 1905.

      All Saints Church and Parish House and Rectory, Peterborough, 1917-1925.

    Membership

    Member Woman’s Committee Council National Defense, 1917-1919. Member 3d Order of St. Anne. Donor Commons of Brantwood Camp for Boys, 1905.

    Clubs: Colony (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Charles Paine Cheney, April.; married second, William Henry Schofield, September 4, 1907 (died June 24, 1920).
    • father: Edwin Bradbury Schofield
    • spouses: Charles Paine Cheney
    • William Henry Schofield
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    Died January 10, 1943
    (aged 74)
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