Mary Ann Vincent
|Mary Ann Vincent|
September 18, 1818|
|Died||September 4, 1887
|Spouse(s)||James R. Vincent|
Although English born, she was the daughter of an Irishman named Farlin; left an orphan at an early age, she turned to the stage, making her first appearance in 1834 as Lucy in The Review, at Cowes, Isle of Wight. The next year she married James R. Vincent (who died in 1850), an actor with whom she toured England and Ireland for several years.
In 1846, the then Mrs Vincent went to America to join the stock company of the old National Theatre in Boston, where she became a great favourite. The National Theatre burned in 1852, and thenceforth, until her death, on 4th of September 1887, Mrs. Vincent was connected with the company at the Boston Museum (see New International Encyclopedia).
Vincent Memorial Hospital
Her memory is still honoured by the Vincent Memorial Hospital, founded in Boston in 1890 by popular subscription, and which was formally opened on April 6, 1891, by Bishop Phillips Brooks, as a hospital for wage-earning women and girls. The hospital is now part of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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