Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Warsaw in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Hosford

First Woman Ever to Receive an A. B. Degree

 
 
Mary Hosford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
1. Mary Hosford Marker
On the back of her small headstone.
Inscription. Mary Hosford, graduating from Oberlin College in 1841, was the first woman ever to receive an A. B. Degree.
 
Erected 1928 by D. A. R. Chi-Nose-Heh-Geh Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.887′ N, 78° 8.028′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (New York State Route 19) mile south of Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the rear of her headstone, which is grouped with her family of her married name, Fisher. The Warsaw Cemetery is on both sides of NY Route 19. Refer to the picture captions to find the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Warsaw NY 14569, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warsaw's First House (approx. half a mile away); Seth M. Gates House (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1853-1925 (approx. mile away); Andrus Mill Pond (approx. 6.7 miles away); Richmond-Andrus Mill Site (approx. 6.7 miles away); In Memory of those Soldiers
Mary Hosford Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
2. Mary Hosford Headstone
(approx. 7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Whaley Tavern (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
 
More about this marker. The A. B. degree stands for Artium Baccalaureus, which is Latin for Bachelor of Arts.
 
Regarding Mary Hosford. According to the Oberlin College web site, she was one of three women to graduate at the same time. Was she first by alphabetical order? The other two were Elizabeth Prall and Mary Caroline Rudd.
 
Also see . . .  Oberlin College and Women's History - Oberlin College. (Submitted on July 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. EducationWomen
 
Mary Hosford Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
3. Mary Hosford Family Monument
Mary Hosford Fisher Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
4. Mary Hosford Fisher Family Monument
This is the text on the side of the monument pertaining to her.
Old Pioneer Cemetery Sign Post image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
5. Old Pioneer Cemetery Sign Post
Southward on NY 19, the cemetery property begins here on both sides of the road. This is the east side.
Old Pioneer Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
6. Old Pioneer Cemetery Sign
Property Marker on the Old Pioneer Cemetery Signpost image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
7. Property Marker on the Old Pioneer Cemetery Signpost
Cemetery property starts to the right (south).
Warsaw Cemetery Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
8. Warsaw Cemetery Chapel
The Mary Hosford marker is on the side seen here, the west side of the cemetery. This cemetery chapel also marks the beginning of the cemetery property, opposite from the Old Pioneer Cemetery signpost. This view is southward on NY 19.
Warsaw Cemetery Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
9. Warsaw Cemetery Chapel
This is the northward view of the chapel. Note the steep rise from the road to the chapel.
Warsaw Chapel Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
10. Warsaw Chapel Plaque
Mary Hosford Marker Access image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
11. Mary Hosford Marker Access
Remember the steep embankment near the chapel? Here is the first car-width access after the chapel. It is completely grass-covered. This is the access and direction to the Mary Hosford Marker. The view is from the opposide side of the road where the access road is gravel.
Mary Hosford Marker Access image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
12. Mary Hosford Marker Access
Here is the access, to the right of the large tree at center.
Mary Hosford Marker Approach image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
13. Mary Hosford Marker Approach
Using the grassy access, count about 26 rows to reach the row with the Mary Hosford Marker. Look for the Fisher Family Monument to the left of the access. It is partly in front of the large tree in this view.
Mary Hosford Marker Row image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
14. Mary Hosford Marker Row
Looking left from the grassy access, the marker is in the row just behind the two tall monuments. The monument just beyond the taller close one is the Fisher Family (Mary Hosford) monument. Her headstone (and the marker) are behind her family monument.
Mary Hosford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
15. Mary Hosford Marker
This is a backwards view, diagonally towards NY Route 19. The Fisher Family monument is at center. See the marker?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on July 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement