WHO WAS MARY LINDLEY MURRAY?

How much do you know about Mary Lindley Murray?

 

a. She was the first principal of P.S. 116.

b. Her father built our school and named it after his daughter, Mary.

c. She played a role in the American Revolution.

d. She was the first girl ever to gradate from P.S. 116.

 

Do you know who Mary Lindley Murray was?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The plaque in this photo honors Mary Lindley Murray's accomplishments, 
and is located at East 37th Street and Park Avenue in NYC. It reads:

 

In honor of
MARY LINDLEY MURRAY
WIFE OF ROBERT MURRAY
for services rendered her country
during the American Revolution, entertaining
at her home, on this site,
Gen. Howe and his officers, until the
American troops under Gen. Putnam escaped.
September 15, 1776                      November 25, 1903
Erected by
Knickerbocker Chapter, New York
Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

 

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