106-Year-Old Former Haverford Resident Dies

Her lineage can be traced directly to an ancestor with a rare and important place in American history.


Mary Baker Supplee, formerly of Havertown, died Thursday at 106, leaving a legacy of service and a family lineage that traces back to a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

According to an obituary posted on Legacy.com, Mrs. Supplee was a direct descendant of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the signers of the Declaration.

According to the Legacy.com obituary, Mrs. Supplee was the "widow of Henderson Supplee, Jr., a past president and chairman of the former Atlantic Refining Company, a past chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia and charter trustee of Princeton University, died peacefully at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square."

Mrs. Supplee was a woman of many talents as recounted in her obituary.

"Mrs. Supplee studied piano at the Yale School of Music until her marriage in 1928 and subsequent move to Haverford, PA. She enjoyed recalling those first years of marriage when she would arise before dawn to help prepare Mr. Supplee for a day of delivering Supplee-Wills-Jones dairy products by horse and wagon to customers in Norristown, PA. As a youth, Mrs. Supplee was a fine athlete which in future years assisted her as she learned to play golf well at the Gulph Mills Golf Club where she was a member for over 70 years. She was also an excellent trout and salmon fly fisher-woman and a past member of the Acorn Club of Philadelphia."

Read more about her family and legacy on the Legacy.com website.


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