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At age sixteen Mary attended DePauw University in Asbury, Indiana, where she met her future husband, Charles Austin Beard. She graduated in 1897 and taught high school German in Indiana until her marriage to Beard in 1900. The Beards moved to Oxford, where Mary became involved in the women’s suffrage movement and Charles studied history and helped form the workingman’s college Ruskin Hall. The Beards returned to New York in 1902, and Mary enrolled at Columbia University. She failed to graduate but spent the remainder of her life on selfstudy.
1; Bio-Base. S. Women’s History Mary Ritter Beard was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 5, 1876, to Eli Foster Ritter, a lawyer, and Narcissa (Lockwood) Ritter, a school teacher. At age sixteen Mary attended DePauw University in Asbury, Indiana, where she met her future husband, Charles Austin Beard. She graduated in 1897 and taught high school German in Indiana until her marriage to Beard in 1900. The Beards moved to Oxford, where Mary became involved in the women’s suffrage movement and Charles studied history and helped form the workingman’s college Ruskin Hall.
She taught at the school for two years before entering the University of Michigan in 1871 as one of the first women students. She had enrolled to study the natural sciences, but together with Lucy Maynard Salmon and Alice Freeman (Palmer), who would also eventually pioneer in history education, she took a course in history with Charles Kendall Adams, a pioneer in the German seminary method of instruction. Barnes graduated in 1874, then taught history, Latin, Greek, and botany for $1,000 a year at the Oswego Normal School.