Edith Bolte MacCracken

Edith Maude Marie Bolte MacCracken (February 16, 1869 – April 1946) was an American club woman and civic leader. [1]

Early lifeEdit

Edith Maude Marie Bolte was born on February 16, 1869, in Chicago, the daughter of William Henry Bolte and Jane Usher Baker. [2][3]


Edith Bolte MacCracken was president of the Ashland Civic Club; president of the District Federation of Women's Clubs; State Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. [2]

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the General Society of the War of 1812. [2]

From 1934 to 1935 she was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary to the Jackson County Medical Society. In April 1935 she conducted a survey to collect biographical data of Jackson County physicians from 1850 to 1935. [4]

Personal lifeEdit

Edith Bolte MacCracken moved to Oregon in 1916 and lived in Ashland, Oregon. [2]

On March 15, 1900, in Chicago, she married Dr. Samuel Gordon MacCracken, the vice-president of the Jackson County Medical Society in 1924, and had three children: Chester Caldwell, Charles Gordon, Elliott Bolte. [2][3][4]

She died in April 1946. [4]


The Edith Bolte MacCracken Collection on the History of the Physicians of Jackson County, 1935-1946 is hosted at Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives. [4]


  1. ^ Leasher, Evelyn. "Oregon Women: A Bio-Bibliography". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. p. 161. Retrieved 8 August 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b "Edith Maude Marie (Bolte) MacCracken (1869)". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Edith Bolte MacCracken Collection on the History of the Physicians of Jackson County, 1935-1946". Retrieved 2 September 2017.