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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Grand Ledge

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: Mrs. Mary Jenne in Memoriam

Brief Description of Subject: From the booklet, "First United Methodist Church, Grand Ledge, Michigan. Walking Tour Guide of the Stained Glass Windows," by C. Bernard Johnson (1994).
Mary Taylor was born in Wayne County, NY, in 1830. She was united in marriage in 1850 to Silas Jenne. The family moved to Michigan in 1864 and to Grand Ledge in 1892. Mary joined the church in 1892. On coming to Michigan, Mary realized the hardships of pioneer life, but always looked ahead for better things. Mary died on August 16, 1907 at the age of 76 years with a husband, son and daughter surviving.

The Lyre is a familiar old testament instrument. We find it first mentioned in the book of Samuel, and we are reminded that David played if for Saul when Saul was ill. In the book of Psalms, the Lyre is mentined quite frequently. PSALMS 33, 43, 49, 57, 71, 81, 92, 98, 108, 147, AND 149. The Lyre with the Harp, "SING PRAISES TO THEE O GOD WITH THE LYRE," "SING PRAISES TO THE LORD WITH THE LYRE, WITH THE LYRE AND THE SOUND OF MELODY."

Inscriptions: In memoriam Mrs. Mary Jenne

Height: 4'7"

Width: 1'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Jenne Memorial
Jenne Memorial

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