Born in Chicago in 1873, Emma and James’ granddaughter was the first generation of her family to be born in America. She was the daughter of James (Emma and James’ second of five children) and Clara (née Cassaday), and named after her beloved Aunt Mary. She was fiercely independent, headstrong and somewhat rebellious for the time, much to her Mormor Emma’s chagrin (but quite similar to her in personality!). She loved to travel and often did, visiting the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 and women’s suffrage demonstrations in New York – a movement she fought for and believed in. She also traveled abroad, including visiting Denmark to learn more about her own heritage. She pushed against traditional women’s roles for the time but also had a very strong bond with her Mormor Emma, admiring her greatly and helping her organize what would become The Danish Home of Chicago. She was the youngest member of the 12 Founding Women of The Danish Home of Chicago.