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MOODY, Mary (‘May’) Jennette Whittle (1)

MOODY, Mary (‘May’) Jennette Whittle.  b. Chicago, Illinois, 20 March 1870; d. East Northfield, Massachusetts, 20 August 1963.  A daughter of hymn writer Daniel Webster Whittle* and Abigail (nèe Hanson) Whittle (1839-1906), and daughter-in-law of Dwight L. Moody*, Mary Moody was a singer, composer, and hymnal editor.  From the ages of fifteen to eighteen, Mary Whittle attended the Northfield School, founded by D. W. Moody in the Massachusetts town of his birth.  Oberlin College records show that May Jennette Whittle was enrolled at Oberlin during 1888-1890 (her middle name Jennette appears to have been used rarely). Records at the Royal Academy of Music, London, show that Mary Whittle was...

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