Adelaide Teague Case

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Other Arts and Humanities | Other Religion | Religion


Case, Adelaide Teague (10 Jan. 1887-19 June 1948), religious educator, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Lyman Case, the American manager of the London Assurance Company, and Lois Adelaide Teague. When Adelaide was an infant the Cases moved with their six children to New York City, where she was raised as an Anglican. Case attended the Brearley School in New York City and graduated from Bryn Mawr College (A.B., 1908). She then taught for a year at St. Faith's Episcopal Boarding School for Girls in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1910 she enrolled in the graduate program of Columbia University to study history and sociology, but due to tuberculosis, which she had contracted in childhood, she withdrew from the program after one year. She underwent treatment for nearly a year and partially convalesced during a trip to Europe with her parents. From 1914 to 1916 Case worked as a librarian for the Christ Missions House in New York, but she continued to suffer health problems and underwent a serious knee operation in 1916.

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