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Mary Elizabeth Durkee

Quiltmaker

           

Michigan State University Museum

Mother of Martha L. Durkee Blakeslee, the grandmother of Emma Quarton and the great-grandmother of Betty Quarton Hoard.
Prominent in the quilts of Mary Durkee are coppery madder prints in browns and dark oranges, chocolates, double pinks, and purples.

Mary Elizabeth Beardslee Durkee was an early settler of Franklin, Oakland County, Michigan.

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

6/26/1824

If the quiltmaker was married, what was the wedding date.

Date and place of death.

August 7, 1884

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Rural

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Beardslee

Father's Name:

Beardslee, Samuel

Mother's Name:

Beardslee, Hannah Blaine

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Durkee, John Franklin

Number of female children:

At least 1

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

only informally

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