Woman of the Century/Marietta Stanley Case

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MARIETTA STANLEY CASE.jpgMARIETTA STANLEY CASE. CASE, Mrs. Marietta Stanley, author and temperance advocate, born in Thompson, Conn., 22nd August, 1845. The Stanleys are of Norman descent. Matthew Stanley, the paternal ancestor of Mrs. Case, came to this country in 1646 and settled in Massachusetts. Her father. Rev. E. S. Stanley, is a retired Methodist clergyman of the New Eng- land Southern Conference. While yet a school-girl. Miss Stanley wrote short poems for various papers. She wrote the commencement poem upon her graduation in 1866 from the East Greenwich Academy, Rhode Island, She also read a poem at a reunion of the alumna" of her alma mater in 1890. In June, 1868, she became the wife of A. Willard Case, a paper manufacturer of South Mancheater, Conn., where they have since resided. She wrote little during the years intervening between her having school and the year 1884, for she believed that her domestic duties and the care and education of her children ought to occupy her whole time. She was graduated in Chautauqua in the class of 1888. She has written poems for leading religious and temperance papers, and some of them have been issued in booklet form. Mrs. Case is interested in all work that has the uplifting of humanity for its object, and is especially interested in woman's temperance, home and foreign missionary work. She has three children, two daughters and a son, now in advanced schools. Her husband warmly approves her literary persuits.