Talk:Mary Ellen Bamford

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Dates of Birth, Death[edit]

What were her birth and death dates?

Given that her first book was in 1886, that last link sounds unlikely. --Dori 11:34, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Edits by[edit]

The following was added to the article by on 07:57, 13 July 2008. It's good stuff, but as it's not in encyclopedic format I've pulled it from the article and added it here. It'd be great if someone wants to look for reliable sources, write it up, and add it back to the main article. Dori (TalkContribs) 04:37, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Genealogy Notes from Nick Cimino, Walnut Creek, CA []

California Death Index, 1940-1997 <>
about Mary Ellen Bamford
Name: Mary Ellen Bamford
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1857
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 21 May 1946
Death Place: Alameda
Mother's Maiden Name: Rand

Daughter of Dr. William Bamford born Ireland and Miss Cornelia Rand born New Hampshire.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1913 > November > 11
Attended the Northern Baptist convention at the Tenth Ave church, Tenth avenue and East Fourteenth street.

"The officers for the ensuing year for the Women's Baptist Missionary Society were elected. Mrs. W.A. Wann presided at the meeting and the following were elected: Mrs. W.A. Wann, Berkeley, president; Miss Edith Shockley, San Francisco, vice-president; Mrs. F.L. Drexler, Oakland, secretary, Mrs. M.R. Churchill, treasurer, Mrs. L.A. Johnson, home corresponding secretary, Miss Mary E. Bamford, foreign corresponding secretary, Miss M.E. Marshall, secretary of young women's work; Mrs. W.D. Johnston, director of junior work and Mrs. James Sutherland, secretary of literature."

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1913 > November > 19

"The Executive committe of the Mount Hermon Federate School of Missions met on Friday afternoon, November 14, in the Y.M.C.A. building, Oakland, and elected the following officers: secretary, Miss Mary E. Bamford, Oakland.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1914 > June > 12

Citizens of Oakland Listed in Who's Who for 1914 for literary distinction Mary E. Bamford

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1914 > July > 24

Resolutions Passed at Mt. Hermon Pledges Support of Prohibition Measure

(By Mary S. [sic] Bamford, President-Secretary Mt. Hermon Federated School of Missions.) MT. HERMON Santa Cruz County, July 24- The seven denominations of Women's Boards united in the Mount Hermon Federate School of Missions represent a great body of women voters. Therefore there is significance in the following resolutions... "Whereas, we realize the enormity of the evil brought upon the peopleof our State of California, and also upon all countries of the world by the liquor traffic and its attendant evil, known as the Red Light District:

"Resolved, that we pledge our unqualified support to the Dry Federation in its determined effort to carry the bill for State prohibition and to sustain the law known as the Red Light Abatement Act Amendment."

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1923 > January > 13

Miss Mary Bamford, who has spent most of her life in East Oakland and who has gained recognition mostly on the eastern coast, was sought out for honors this week by staff of the Oakland Free Library. Although the author of seven books and innumerable short stories which have entitled her to a place among the current writers, Miss Bamford, busy with her pen and her books, has not taken time to tell even her friends of the achievements which have been hers. For twenty years or so Miss Bamford has been assisting on the staff of the Oakland Library, not as a regular librarian, but as a substitute who found peculiar interest in this occassional contact with the books she loved. She has never been willing to permananently ally herself with the work, because of the demands which might be made upon the hours which she dedicated to her writing. Several of her volumes are accepted as text books. Her library associates invited Miss Bamford to address them at their regular meeting this week, later bestowing upon her a shower of spring blossoms in recognition of the esteem in which she is held. A humorous story of the early Oakland and intimate sketches of many of the men and women who have made the city famous were presented by the speaker. Miss Bamford began her work with the Free Library when Ina Coolbrith, poet laureate of California, was librarian.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) > 1937 > September > 12

...on East Fifteenth near Twelfth still lives Miss Mary Bamford, famous in the eighties and nineties as a story writer for the "Youth's Companion".