The New Student's Reference Work/Eddy, Mary Baker
Eddy, Mary Baker, founder of the system known as Christian Science, was born at Bow, New Hampshire. She was educated in the public schools and by private instructors. In 1867 she announced and began to teach her system. She organized the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston in 1879, was ordained to the ministry and founded the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in Boston, which was chartered in 1881. In 1883 she founded the Christian Science Journal. She is the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and many other works on the subject. The sect which she founded spread rapidly, and is now represented by churches in many cities. She died Dec. 3, 1910.