Barnes, Mary Downing
Born: Sep 15, 1850 AD
Died: 1898 AD, at 47 years of age.
1850 - Born in Oswego, New York, on September 15th. American educator.
1869 - She was educated in the public schools of Oswego until age sixteen, finishing at the Normal School.
1871 - Sheldon enrolled at the University of Michigan in a classical course.
1876 - She was invited to teach history at Wellesley College where she remained for two and one half years.
1882 - She returned to Oswego Normal where she wrote her groundbreaking work Studies in General History.
1885 - She married a former student, Earl Barnes, who was eleven years her junior on August 6th.
1891 - Was appointed head of the department of education at Stanford University.
- She co-wrote 'Studies in American History'.
1892 - Mary joined the Stanford history department in March as assistant professor.
1897 - Both Mary and Earl Barnes resigned their posts at Stanford to travel and write in Europe.
1898 - Died of heart disease on August 27th in London.
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