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#1. Where was Mary born?
Panama #2. What was Mary’s sister called? #3. Where were Mary’s parents from?
England and Jamaica
Scotland and Barbados
Scotland and Jamaica
England and Panama #4. What was Mary’s maiden name?
Sterling #5. Where did she live in Jamaica?
Ocho Rios #6. What made Mary want to become a nurse/healer?
Mary was frequently ill and wanted to help others.
Mary's father was a doctor so that influenced her.
As a "free" black woman, Mary's mother ran a boarding house and offered to treat people with her herbal remedies. Mary wanted to follow in her footsteps.
It was the only work that was around at the time for Mary. #7. Who was Mary’s husband?
James Seacole #8. What was the main disease that Mary helped cure in her time in Panama?
Typhoid #9. Did Mary have children? #10. What was the name of Mary’s place of care/respite during the Crimea?
Blundell Hall #11. Why did Mary not travel to the Crimea with Florence Nightingale?
Mary and Florence didn't like each other.
Mary preferred to travel alone.
Mary's request to travel with Florence was refused by the War Office.
There wasn't enough funding for Mary to travel with Florence. #12. What was Mary’s nickname given by the soldiers?
Mother Mary #13. Mary was also know as the…..
The Mother with the lamp
The Black Florence Nightingale
The Creole Saviour
The Herbal Healer #14. Where did she live in England?
Newcastle #15. Who wrote about Mary in the Times newspaper in 1857 and what did he not want to happen?
William Howard Russell as he didn't want her efforts in the Crimea to be forgotten.
William Russell Howard as he didn't want her efforts in Panama to be forgotten.
Howard William Russell as he didn't want her to be lonely.
Russell Howard Russell as he didn't want her to become bankrupt. #16. Where is she buried?
St Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
St Peter's Catholic Cemetery
St Mary's Catholic Cemetery
St Margaret's Catholic Cemetery