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Elizabethtown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958)

Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2019
1. Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958) Marker
Inscription.  Mary Zug, the wife of J.G. Francis, was the daughter of Michael and Mary Frantz Zug. She lived at a time when social changes were a challenge to many long held traditions and customs. Though she was a woman of strong beliefs, she was also a woman of tolerance, able to see the point of view of others. Believing that educated men and women would be an asset in furthering the mission of the church, she attended Lebanon Valley and Mt. Morris colleges.

While actively in the church, Mary was also active in the community She was president of the Lebanon Branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union from 1921 to 1928. She was a pioneer in such projects as children's playgrounds and parent-teacher associations.

Together with her husband, she raised six children, Mary Irene, Willard Zug, Monica Ruth, Michael Ulric, Susanna Rover, and Anna Marthella. Mary Francis' life was generously lived for her family, her church and her community.
Erected by Elizabethtown College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 40° 8.973′ N, 76° 35.588′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Alpha Drive south of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown PA 17022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Gottwals Francis (1870-1958) (here, next to this marker); The Brethren (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Millstone Plaza History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grist Mill Process (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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