Cushman, Maria H. Depew, 1821
Maria H. Depew was born in the state of New York and moved with her parents to Spring Arbor, Michigan, when she was eleven years old. She attended the Seminary of Southern Michigan, and in 1844 was one of eleven ladies listed as presenters at an exhibition of that institution.
While in Albion, Maria was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and president of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society. In her obituary, Maria was noted for the “kindliness and nobleness of her character and her untiring devotion to friends and neighbors.”
Sources: Albion Recorder October 22, 1881;Biographical Sketches by Dr. E. Palmer, No. 24
From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.