Barrow, Mary

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Barrow, Mary

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  • Hutton, Mary

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Born Warwick, England, elder daughter of Robert and Harriet (Lattimer) Hutton. Educated Warwick High School for Girls, obtaining her certificate "as a Student Certified by the University of Cambridge", in July 1909. She went to Edmonton, Alberta, in 1913 to visit a younger brother, and remained to marry Frederick Lyon Barrow. She did extensive volunteer work for the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, wartime canteen, etc. For many years she was an active member, of the I.O.D.E., Madelaine de Vercheres Chapter, Ottawa, holding various positions on the executive of that organization. She had organizational and administration abilities which, in a later age of "women's lib.", could have led to a successful career as, say, hotel manager. She played a good game of golf and badminton at the class "B" level. Her diaries are augmented by lengthy descriptive letters. Christened "Mary", she was also known as "May" or "Mem". In her diaries she refers to her husband as Lyon; L; "Fred," "F" or "Ph".


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Revised by JF, July 15, 2020.




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