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Catherine Louise Roe Mabie

Female 1872 - 1963  (91 years)


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  • Name Catherine Louise Roe Mabie  [1
    Born 24 Mar 1872  Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Anecdote
    • Dr. Catherine L. Mabie was born in a Baptist Parsonage in Rock
      Island, Illinois, March 24, 1872. Her mother died within a
      week and she was cared for in various homes until about four
      years old, when she was placed in the home of her father's
      sister, Mrs Watson Gleason of Chicago, Illinois, where she
      remained until adulthood. She had all of her education in
      Chicago, including that for an M.D. in an era when there were
      few women physicians.
      In 1898 she sailed as a medical missionary to the Belgian Congo
      under the American Foreign Missionary Society where she served
      until her return to America in 1941. Her first field was at
      Mbanza Mantake
      On furloughs she traveled extensively in Japan, China, Europe,
      and all around Africa, stopping at all ports. During furloughs
      she traveled in much of the United States, speaking in the
      north, and visiting Negro schools and colleges in the South.
      Dr. Mabie was an outstanding educator and served on the faculty
      of the Kimpase Training School from 1912 to 1941. Her hygiene
      and physiology books continue to be widely used, and she will
      long be remembered by many hundreds of mothers who were the
      object of her tender ministry as an obstetrician.
      She served on an educational commission in the Belgian Congo,
      known as the Phelps-Stokes Commission. She was aithor of
      numerous books in the Pikongo language and of "Congo Cameos"
      which is her autobiography.
    No Name 1880  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Catherine Louise Roe Mabie appeared on the census of 1880 in
      the household of Watson W. Gleason and Almeda Vasht Mabie
      Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Name Louisa M 
    Occupation Between 1898 and 1941  [4
    Baptist medical missionary in the Congoand Author of 

    • Congo Crossing
    Died 13 Jun 1963  Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file.
    Person ID I35409  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father John Saxon Mabie,   b. 9 May 1837, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1932  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Catherine Louisa Roe,   b. 2 May 1841, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1872  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1863  Boone County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F551606189  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1238] Maybee Society Card File, GAGE, P 39 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1248] Royal A Mabee's notebook, Royal A. Mabee Royal's information was principally based on interviews with descendants. There is a significant chance for error in his dates for early generations The original of Royal's notebook is at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Soc.

    3. [S1273] IGI - LDS, 1880 CENSUS, CHICAGO, COOK, ILLINOIS, FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY FILM, 1254195, NA FILM NUMBER, T9-0195, PAGE NUMBER, 539A (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1238] Maybee Society Card File, FROM CATHERINE LOUISE MABIE'S BOOK, CONGO CAMEOS (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1247] Ancestry.com, CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX, 1940-1997 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1240] MS 257 - Steve Mabie, Steve Mabie, ILLINOIS MARRIAGES (Reliability: 3).