Mary McCay (1827-1902)

Mrs Mary (McCay) Cook

Associated Houses

Henry H. Cook Mansion

Manhattan

Wheatleigh

Lenox

She was remembered by her granddaughter, Mabel (Ganson) Dodge Luhan, while living in Bath: "Grandmother was always superintending the kitchen, helping to prepare the splendid country meals, training the young country maids, overseeing the preserving, the many complicated puddings, cakes and pies, the roasting of the big joints and fowls, and attending to the thousand details of a hearty, comfortable living. Besides, she was always "bringing up" her four handsome girls while their father, down in the village, spun the whole countryside out of himself. Horse-shoeing, banking, judging, railroad-building, house-building, town-building". 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 26/01/2019 and last updated on 08/12/2019.
Recollections of Anna Bissell McCay : with historical data, by Anna Bissel McCay; Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds (1987), by Lois Palken Rudnick