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Edith Greenough Wendell

Edith Greenough Wendell, American volunteer. member Massachusetts Anti-Suffrage Society, Woman’s Division for Massachusetts of National Civic Federation; Member Unemployment Campaign, Boston, for $3,000,000, 1932, also of Job Finding Committee, 1932, and head of Women’s div. of Emergency Campaign for $5,000,000, 1932-1933.

Background

  • Wendell, Edith Greenough was born on August 2, 1859 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of William Whitwell and Catharine Scollay (Curtis) Greenough.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools, Boston.

    Career

    • Barrett Wendell, June 1, 1880. Children—Barrett, Mary, William Greenough, Edith. Commissioner from Massachusetts to Jamestown Exposition, 1907.

      President Massachusetts Special Aid Society for American Preparedness, 1915, 16, 17. Chairman Liberty Loan Committee for Massachusetts. Vice president National Allied Relief Committee.

      Member Massachusetts Anti-Suffrage Society, Woman’s Division for Massachusetts of National Civic Federation. President Massachusetts Society Colonial Dames of America, 1903-1923. Secretary National Society Colonial Dames, 1919-1925.

      Vice president National Girl Scouts.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Anti-Suffrage Society, Woman’s Division for Massachusetts of National Civic Federation. Member Unemployment Campaign, Boston, for $3,000,000, 1932, also of Job Finding Committee, 1932, and head of Women’s div. of Emergency Campaign for $5,000,000, 1932-1933.

    Connections

    • Married Professor; children: Barrett, Mary, William Greenough, Edith.
    • father: William Whitwell Greenough
    • mother: Catharine Scollay (Curtis) Greenough
    • spouse: Professor
    • children: Barrett Wendell
    • Mary Wendell
    • William Greenough Wendell
    • Edith Wendell
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    Died October, 1938
    (aged 79)
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