A certain doctor has been a bitter antagonist of Mary Baker Eddy...

Indiana State Dental Association Bulletin

A certain doctor has been a bitter antagonist of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science for many years, frequently referring to her in his favorite lecture on "Quackery." There was, therefore, no excuse for his many inaccuracies in his account of her life, as recently published in your Bulletin. Strong prejudice frequently leads to misstatements. That such is the case with this doctor can be readily shown.

He pictured Mrs. Eddy as left in a pitiful condition after the death of her husband, George W. Glover. The facts are that Mr. Glover was a successful contractor at the time of his death in 1844, a member of St. Andrews Lodge No. 10 and of Union Chapter No. 3 of Royal Arch Masons. His dying request was that his fellow Masons should escort his wife safely to her father's home in New Hampshire from Wilmington, North Carolina. This they gladly did. They also aided her to sell her husband's business, from which she secured a certain sum of money. A large portion of the estate was in slaves, but Mrs. Eddy refused to sell human life and they were soon set free. Not only did these fellow Masons show her every consideration, but her family received her into the home with open arms, where she lived continuously, a beloved member, for many years. She married Daniel Patterson, after a widowhood of nine years, to make a home for her only son.

January 11, 1930

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