Born in Montreal in January 1882, Gwendolen Marjorie Howard was the youngest child of Dr. Robert Palmer Howard, a distinguished McGill University medical professor and Dean of the Faculty. As his daughter, Marjorie was acquainted with numerous influential Montrealers whom Dr Howard knew either as students, faculty, patients or socially. These family friends included the McGill Professor of Anatomy and Dean of Medicine, Francis J. Shepherd, as well as Dr William Osler, both of whom had been Dr Howard's students.

Between 1892 and 1894 Marjorie attended school in Montreal, spending her summers visiting friends on the Lower St. Lawrence. Between 1894 and 1897 she went to school in Dresden, Germany. In 1897 she studied at Highfield, a boarding school for young ladies located in Golders Green, north of London. During her summer vacations she visited British school friends. Many of the photographs document this stage of her life.

In 1899 Marjorie returned to Montreal. As many of the photos reveal, she enjoyed visiting friends in Montreal, the nearby towns of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville, and Como, down the Saint Lawrence River at Île d'Orléans and Métis-sur-Mer, as well as at Kingston, Ontario. She made several trips to Baltimore to visit her brother Campbell and the Osler family, where she met her future husband, the young Canadian physician Thomas B. Futcher. Marjorie also travelled to England and Scotland to visit the Oslers after they moved to Oxford in 1905 as well as friends from school and her older half-brother Jared and his family. She also made at least one trip to Bermuda.

In 1909 she got married and lived in Baltimore where Dr Futcher was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. They had four children, Palmer Howard, Gwendolen Marjorie, Grace Revere, and Thomas Bruce. Marjorie was widowed in 1938 and died in Baltimore on February 21, 1969 at the age of 87.

Displaying 1-15 of 103 images
records per page :