Stanley-Brown, Mary Garfield, 1867-1947

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Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown (1867-1947), known as Mollie as a girl, was the daughter of assassinated President Garfield.

From the description of Mollie Garfield (Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown) papers regarding President James Garfield, 1874-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669909659

Mary (Mollie) Garfield Stanley-Brown was the daughter of President James A. Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. She married Joseph Stanley-Brown in 1888 and had three children; Rudolph, Ruth, and Margaret. Joseph Stanley-Brown had served as Garfield's private secretary in Washington, and organized the papers and books in the memorial library dedicated to the late president at the family home, Lawnfield, Mentor, Ohio. Stanley-Brown worked for the U.S. Geologic Survey, the National Geographic Society, in the railroad industry, and as a banker. The Stanley-Brown family lived first in Washington, and then in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. Rudolph Stanley-Brown was a partner in Abram Garfield's architectural firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and married Katherine Oliver in 1922. Margaret Stanley-Brown was a surgeon. Ruth Stanley-Brown attended Vassar College, worked in publishing for several years in New York, and married Herbert Feis in 1922. In 1962, Ruth published a children's book, Mollie Garfield in the White House, based on her mother's diaries.

From the description of Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown papers, 1881-1967. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 43145976

Daughter of assassinated President Garfield.

From the description of Mollie Garfield papers regarding President James Garfield, 1874-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 245522279

Mary (Mollie) Garfield Stanley-Brown (1867-1947) was the daughter of Lucretia Rudolph Garfield and United States President James Abram Garfield. She married Joseph Stanley-Brown in 1888 and had three children, Rudolph (Lad), Ruth (Rufus) and Margaret (Peggy).

Joseph Brown had been President Garfield's private secretary in Washington, and at the request of Lucretia Garfield, organized the papers and books in the memorial library dedicated to the late President Garfield at the family home, Lawnfield, in Mentor, Ohio. Brown adopted the family name of his English immigrant grandfather and became Stanley-Brown when he married. He worked for the United States Geologic Survey, the National Geographic Society, and in the railroad industry, for E. H. Harriman, for the Long Island Railroad, and as a banker with Fisk and Robinson in New York, representing railroad interests.

The Stanley-Browns and their children lived first in Washington, and then in Cold Springs Harbor, Long Island, New York. Rudolph was a partner in Abram Garfield's architectural firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and married Katherine Oliver in 1922. Margaret became a surgeon. Ruth attended Vassar, worked in publishing for several years in New York, and married Herbert Feis in 1922, and they adopted Mary Felicia in 1934. Ruth published a children's book Mollie Garfield in the White House in 1962, based on her mother's diaries. Feis was an economist, professor and writer, worked at the State Department from 1931 to 1949, and then joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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From the guide to the Mary (Mollie) Garfield Stanley-Brown Papers, 1881-1967, (Western Reserve Historical Society)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ballou family. family
associatedWith Beard, James Carter, 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Feis family. family
associatedWith Feis, Herbert, 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Feis, Ruth Stanley-Brown. person
associatedWith Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911. person
associatedWith Garfield, Abram. person
associatedWith Garfield, Eliza Ballou, 1801-1887. person
associatedWith Garfield family. family
associatedWith Garfield, Harry Augustus, 1863-1942. person
associatedWith Garfield, Irvin McDowell. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Garfield, Sara Williams. person
associatedWith Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933. person
associatedWith James A. Garfield Home (Mentor, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith Rudolph family. family
associatedWith Rudolph, Joseph. person
associatedWith Stanley-Brown family. family
associatedWith Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941. person
associatedWith Stanley-Brown, Margaret. person
associatedWith Stanley-Brown, R. (Rudolph), 1889-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Garfield, Eliza Ballou, 1801-1887
Stanley--Brown, R. (Rudolph), 1889-1944
Presidents--United States--Family
Women
Women--United States
Rudolph, Joseph
Women authors
Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph, 1832-1918
Stanley--Brown, Mary Garfield, 1867-1947
Garfield, Harry Augustus, 1863-1942
Garfield, Irvin McDowell
Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950
Presidents--Family
Feis, Herbert, 1893-1972
Ballou family
Stanley--Brown, Margaret
Garfield family
Stanley--Brown family
Stanley--Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
James A. Garfield National Historic Site (Mentor, Ohio)
Feis family
Feis, Ruth Stanley--Brown
Garfield, Abram, 1872-1958
Rudolph family
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Birth 1867

Death 1947

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