Woman of the Century/Mary Evalin Warren
WARREN, Mrs. Mary Evalin, author and lecturer, born in Galway, N. Y., 14th March. 1829. On 26th April, 1847, she became the wife of George MARY EVALIN WARREN. Warren, in the town of Balston. They moved to Wisconsin and settled on a farm purchased directly from the government, where they now reside. The farm is situated near the village of Fox Lake. Mrs. Warren and her husband united with the Baptist Church in Fox Lake in 1859, and have had a continuous membership since that time. She has been for many years a faithful worker in the church, especially prominent in connection with the cause of home and foreign missions. She has taken great interest in Wayland University, the Baptist College in Beaver Dam, Wis., and has furnished money to erect a dormitory for girls, which is called "Warren Cottage." Three sons were born to this couple, and one girl who died in infancy. Not satisfied with severe toil incident to " getting on in the world " in a new country, her kindly heart warmed to the needs of those less fortunate. She reared and cared for six motherless girls, at different periods, until most of them have found homes of their own. She has been for many years prominent in temperance reform. She joined the Good Templar Order in 1878. She has filled all subor- dinate lodge offices, is prominent to this day in district lodges, has filled all the offices in the grand lodge to which women usually aspire, and as grand vice-templar several terms has lectured to large audiences in nearly all parts of the State. She has attended several sessions of the right worthy grand lodge and filled several important offices olhonor and trust therein. Wherever Good Templary is known in all the civilized world, she is honored because of her work for the good of man- kind. She has been a member of the Woman's Christian Tem|ierance Union ever since it was or- ganized, and takes a deep interest in its success. She is a prominent member of the State Agricul- tural Society, and on invitation has furnished several papers at the annual meetings of the society. She has written and had published three books, two in pamphlet form, entitled "Our Laurels" and " Little Jakie, the Boot-Black," and a large volume in cloth entitled "Compensation," which has been widely read. Politically she was a radical Repub- lican until long after the war, but for the past few years she has been identified with the Prohibi- tion party. She is a woman suffragist. She is equally prominent as author, lecturer, church mem- ber, representative and officer in societies, home- keeper, neighbor and friend.