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"The Widow" by Brainerd Hanby. This self-published book contains Brainerd's recollections of his mother, Mary Katherine Winter Hanby. She was one of the first two graduates of Otterbein University (1857), the wife (and shortly thereafter the widow) of Benjamin Russell Hanby (class of 1858), composer of "Up on the Housetop" and "Darling Nelly Gray." The book deals primarily with Kate's life after Ben's death, and her struggles raising two children as a single woman in the late nineteenth century.
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Mary Katherine (Winter) Hanby, Benjamin Russel Hanby
History | Music | Women's History
Hanby, Brainerd, "The Widow, A Leader in Women's Education, Wife of the Song Writer, Author Of Darling Nelly Gray; Experiences of Her Remarkable Life of Ninety-Seven Years" (1933). Book Collection. 1.