Marion and Her Babies: A Record of a Mother By The One Who Knew Her Best was written in 1942 by William Griswold Smith.
The book is about Marion Evans Twiss. She was born on March 26,1875 to Julia Minot and George H. Twiss in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and graduated with a B.A. in 1897. She worked in the State Library in Columbus until 1902 when she became the University Librarian at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She met William Griswold Smith there. The two married in 1904 and moved to Illinois.
Marion stopped working and had two children - Janet Griswold Smith and Madeleine Marion Smith. Janet married Korstiaan Van Ginkel in 1931 and had two children, William and Julie. Madeleine was a language and literature professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from 1929 until her retirement in 1971.
Marion did "war work" with the Red Cross during World War I. She learned to transcribe Braille around 1930. In 1938, she was awarded for the thousands of pages she had transcribed since then. She was a friend of writer and activist Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Marion was active in the Woman's Club of Evanston. She loved reading, libraries, gardening, and traveling. She died in 1942.
This book was digitized by Ciana Ayenu for her senior project at Antioch College.