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  • Born 5 December 1915 - Houghton Co., MI
  • Deceased 16 January 2000 - Wheaton, DuPage Co., IL,aged 84 years old

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Linked to: Timothy Michael Dowling, Spouse of 20th cousin once removed

Social Security Number: 337-16-1807
Mary Andrew Ayers, 84, whose volunteer work helped build a major hospital in the western suburbs and support universities and museums in Chicago, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at Wynscape Healthcare Center in Wheaton.
A resident of Glen Ellyn for half a century, Mrs. Ayers was the wife of Thomas G. Ayers, former chairman of Commonwealth Edison. She helped found the women's auxiliary of Central DuPage Hospital in 1958 as her husband helped raise money to build the hospital.
The auxiliary ran the gift shop at the hospital when it opened in Winfield in 1961 and a resale shop in Glen Ellyn and later Wheaton. Both raise money for the hospital.
"They give hundreds of thousands of dollars to the hospital every year," her husband said.
In the late 1970s, Mrs. Ayers helped found the women's board at Northwestern University and served as its first president. She was on the advisory boards of the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.
About 10 years ago, Mrs. Ayers was president of Know Your Chicago, a women's education and policy group sponsored by the University of Chicago.
Her husband said his wife fit in whether they were socializing with his management colleagues or attending a union function.
"She could deal with the corporate presidents or the politicians--whom she didn't like as well as others--or the working people," he said.
Mrs. Ayers was an avid gardener and amateur ornithologist, able to name most Midwestern birds by sight and song.
"She really knew birds," said her youngest son, John. "We had the books and later the tapes. She was great at that. Her favorite bird was the chickadee."
She was born in Houghton, Mich., in 1915 and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1937 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She was a social worker in Detroit before marrying Thomas Ayers in 1938. She and her husband moved to Maywood in 1939 and Glen Ellyn in 1941.
Other survivors include a daughter, Catherine Allen; three other sons, Thomas Jr., William and Richard; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, 535 Forest Ave.
--- Chicago Sun-Times, January 19, 2000

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                         _____|4_Alexander G. Andrew 1855-
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|2_Alexander G. Andrew 1881-1966
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|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Susan x 1859-
|--1_Mary V. Andrew 1915-2000
|3_Eva x ca 1882-