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Richmond, Mary Ellen (05 August 1861–12 September 1928), charity organization leader and social work pioneer, was born in Belleville, Illinois, the second child of Henry Richmond, a carriage blacksmith, and Lavinia Harris Richmond, the daughter of a prominent Baltimore, Maryland, jeweler and real estate broker. The only one of four children to survive, Mary was orphaned at age seven owing to tuberculosis spawned by Civil War conditions in Baltimore, to which the family had returned in 1863....