Mary Baker Eddy

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Mary Baker Eddy
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Born
Mary Morse Baker

(1821-07-16)July 16, 1821
DiedDecember 3, 1910(1910-12-03) (aged 89)
Cause of deathPneumonia
Resting placeMount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Other namesMary Baker Glover, Mary Patterson, Mary Baker Glover Eddy, Mary Baker G. Eddy
Known forFounder of Christian Science
Notable work
Science and Health (1875)
Spouse(s)George Washington Glover (m. 1843–1844); Daniel Patterson (m. 1853–1873); Asa Gilbert Eddy (m. 1877–1882)
ChildrenGeorge Washington Glover II (b. 1844)
Parent(s)Mark Baker (d. 1865); Abigail Ambrose Baker (d. 1849)

Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) was the founder of Christian Science, a new religious movement in the United States in the latter half of the 19th century.

Eddy wrote the movement's textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (first published 1875) and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist in 1879. She also founded the Christian Science Publishing Society (1898), which continues to publish a number of periodicals, including The Christian Science Monitor (founded in 1908).

Baker died of pneumonia at her home in Newton, Massachusetts on December 3, 1910 at the age of 89.[1]

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  1. "Mrs. Eddy Dies Of Pneumonia; No Doctor Near", The New York Times, December 5, 1910: "Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, died Saturday night at 10:45 o'clock. The death was kept a secret until this morning, when a city medical examiner was called in. It was first publicly announced at the Mother Church this morning. Mrs. Eddy was in her ninetieth year."

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