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Winchell, Mary E.



  • Existence: -1878


Mary E. Winchell was born in 1878 in College Springs, Iowa. She was educated at Amity College, University of Southern California and became a teacher and matron in an orphanage in Alaska. In 1928 she was appointed superintendent of Catherine Blaine Home in Seattle, a boarding home and community center for Japanese.

In 1951 her book Home By the Bering Sea was published, which was based on her experiences in Alaska. In 1954, she published Where the Wind Blows Free, also about her days in Alaska.

C. Pummer and J. Roethler, August 2004

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary E. Winchell Papers

Identifier: msc0729

Manuscript for Home on the Bering Sea with correspondence and clippings. Iowa Author Mss.

Dates: 1950-1952