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Mollie Mildred Starr Stevens[1]

Female 1916 - 2012  (96 years)


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  • Name Mollie Mildred Starr Stevens  [2, 3, 4
    Born 11 Apr 1916  Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Death 22 Oct 2012  Ridgefield, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    FamilySearch ID L241-KXT 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L241-KXT 
    Died 22 Oct 2012  Ridgefield, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I9140  Main
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2018 

    Father Stanley Starr Stevens,   b. 15 Feb 1890, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1980, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mildred McLean,   b. 29 Dec 1892, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1984, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1913  Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family R.C. Smart 
    Children 
     1. S.S. Smart
     2. E.S. Smart
     3. L.S. Smart
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F3440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1916 - Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 2012 - Ridgefield, WA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From her Obituary in "The Columbian", 4 Nov, 2012

      MOLLIE STEVENS SMART
      April 11, 1916 ~ October 22, 2012

      Mollie S. Smart died at her home in Ridgefield, WA, on October 22, the end of a long, productive, interesting life. Intellectual, teacher, wife, mother, friend, she influenced many people throughout the world with her ideas, teaching, compassion, global perspective, and knowledge.
      Born in Chatham, Ontario, to Mildred and Starr Stevens, she earned her honors Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto, her MA degree in Child Development from the University of Michigan and the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit, her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Delhi. In 1939 she married Russell Cook Smart, also a professor of Child Development, and not only her lifelong soul mate, but her professional partner as well. They taught Child Development, lectured, and published as a team at Merrill-Palmer Institute, Cornell University, University of Rhode Island, Massey University (New Zealand), University of Guelph (Canada), and Delhi University. Mollie wrote and published 26 books, including, with Russell, two best selling university text books in 4 editions. For many years she wrote a column for Parents Magazine and other popular magazines. Mollie and Russell were involved in setting up Head Start, as the well-being of children and families was their primary academic focus. In Washington she continued working for children through Babies in Need. (babiesinneed.org)
      Mollie was a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Research on Child Development, National Council on Family Relations, Groves Conference, National Council on Family Relations, Phi Kappa Phi, Sierra Club, Democratic Party, Fulbright Association. She held Fulbright research grants in India and New Zealand. She travelled around the globe four times. She managed to keep her vow not to die until she had cast her vote for President Obama this year.
      Mollie is survived by her three daughters, who in the family tradition are all PhDs, Susan Smith (Virginia), Laura Smart (Illinois), and Ellen Smart (Ridgefield).
      A memorial service is planned at a later date.
      If you wish to honor Mollie with a charitable contribution, please send it to Babies In Need, POB 65825, Vancouver, WA 98665.
      Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1588] Robert Charlton, Robert Charlton, email to JSH 11 June, 2010.
      From: Robert Charlton [mailto:RDC6UV@comcast.net]
      Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 13:17
      To: John S. Howell, Jr.
      Subject: Web Site http://www.jhowell.com/index.html

      Dear John,

      I just registered for your Web site. My grandfather was Stanley Starr Stevens. I am 62 years old, and have very fond memories as a child visiting my "Auntie Maude"  (Flora Maude (Campbell)  Stone  - Person ID: 169) who was a cousin of my grandfather's. She would come out to the cottage at Highbanks (Blenheim) and as a child I would ride my bike to visit her. She always kept games for us to play with. I found your Web wonderful in tracing how she was related to me, and enjoyed the photos that you have.

      Starr & Mildred Stevens had 2 daughters, (Mollie and Carol). Carol was my mother.

      Thanks very much for making this available. I know it is a tremendous amount of work.

      Very best wishes,

      Robert Charlton

    3. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), email to JSHJr 6 Jan 2011.

    4. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), email to JSH 29 Jan 2012.

    5. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), email to JSHJr.
      Proposed Change: Frances Burk (I747)
      Tree: Main
      Link: <http://www.jhowell.com//getperson.php?personID=I747&tree=1

      Description: Ada Jane Burk died in Feb or March of 1929 (as per my mother Mollie, Starr Stevens's daughter, who was born in April 1916 and who was 12 when Grandma Stevens died.) Ellen Smart ellensmart@mac.com

    6. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 22 Jul 2017), entry for Mollie Mildred Starr Stevens, person ID L241-KXT.

    7. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), email to JSH 11/13/2012.

    8. [S1647] The Columbian, http://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/Columbian/obituary.aspx?n=MOLLIE-SMART&pid=160805425#fbLoggedOut.