Buttles, Mary Neil
"Mary Neil Buttles," ancestry.com, accessed January 20th 2015, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3367914/family
"Mary Neil Buttles," ancestry.com, accessed January 20th 2015, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3367914/person/-1743507928
"US Girls Honored; Janet and Mary Buttles" ancestry.com, accessed January 20th 2015,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3367914/person/-1743507928/media/3?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
After her father died, Mary and her sister Jeanette (Nettie) traveled to Florence, Italy to live with their mother Mary Ridgway. There they participated in numerous charities and were awarded "The Silver Medal of Merit" in Italy in 1929 for their charitable work in Public Health. The two sisters also traveled with their aunt, Emma Buttles Andrews, on parts of her journey down the Nile. As an artist, Mary often painted and drew images she saw on her travels in Italy and Egypt.
September 28th 1861
October 4th 1956
Painter, not formally employed
Notable Family Members
Niece of Emma B. Andrews, Sister of Jeanette Buttles, Daughter of Abner Barnes Buttles and Mary Elizabeth Ridgway
“Buttles, Mary Neil,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed October 25, 2021, https://www.emmabandrews.org/project/items/show/65.