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Mary Gillis Troost

In Memoriam

 
 
Mary Gillis Troost Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
1. Mary Gillis Troost Monument
Inscription.
Erected to the memory of
Mary Gillis Troost
who died Dec. 27, 1872
by the
Women's Christian Assn
of Kansas City, Mo.
In appreciation of her
gift to the
Gillis Orphans Home

 
Erected by Women's Christian Association of Kansas City, Mo.
 
Location. 39° 48.888′ N, 75° 24.667′ W. Marker is in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Touch for map. Monument is in the Old Saint Martin's (now Bible Presbyterian) Church Cemetery, 225 Church Street, at Market Lane, about 25 feet north of the church building. Marker is in this post office area: Marcus Hook PA 19061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Soldier and Sailor Walk Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcus Hook First Ward Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seamen's Hotel (about 700 feet away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Traveling Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles
Mary Gillis Troost Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
2. Mary Gillis Troost Marker
Better photo
away); Eastern Oysters (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marcus Hook.
 
Regarding Mary Gillis Troost. The Gillis Orphans Home was established in 1870. Originally located at 11th and Charlotte Streets in Kansas City, Missouri, it moved at the turn of the century to 22nd Street and Tracy Avenue. As with many institutions of its era, it accepted only white children (per 1910 report). There was an effort in 2006 to renovate former orphanage buildings for affordable senior housing.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gillis Orphans Home Material at the Kansas City Public Library. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1908 History of Kansas City Mentions the Home. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Gillis Center School. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Benoist Troost. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Mary Gillis Troost Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
3. Mary Gillis Troost Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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