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Mary Augusta Safford

Unitarian minister

Mary Augusta Safford, American Unitarian minister.


Safford, Mary Augusta was born on December 23, 1851 in Quincy, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Stephen F. and Louisa (Hunt) Safford.


Educated State University of Iowa.


Taught school at Hamilton, Illinois. Preached 2 years there. Ordained Unitarian ministry by Iowa Conference, 1880.

Pastor Humboldt, Iowa, 1880-1885, Unity Church, Sioux City, 1885-1899, First Church, Des Moines, September 1, 1899-1910, emeritus, since 1910. Traveled and preached in England and Scotland, 6 months, 1909. President Iowa Association Unitarian Churches 11 years.

Director American Unitarian Association. Secretary Iowa Unitarian Association. Editor Old and New. President Iowa Equal Suffrage Association, 1911-1913.

President Florida Equal Suffrage Association, 1913-1916, since honorary president.


Stephen F. Safford

Louisa (Hunt) Safford