American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Marjorie Maye Meehan Howorth, 1904-1987

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1988


Marjorie Maye Meehan was born in Quincy, Illinois in 1904. She attended the local schools and studied at the Chicago Academy of Art. She had a career in professional dancing in many cities of the Midwest. She married Dr. M. Beckett Howorth, whom she met after her move to New York during World War II.

She quickly acquired the necessary skills to accompany her husband on mountaineering, skiing and white-water canoeing trips. She had a fine list of ascents in the Rockies, the Sierra, the Alps and other ranges. She survived her husband by only a few months, dying at their home in Jackson, Mississippi on May 24, 1987.

Kenneth A. Henderson

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