Mary Albee Chesley

Overview

Mary Albee Chesley AKA Tarabehn born Nova Scotia, Canada July 30, 1891 (d. 1936). Canadian Gandhian. Served as itinerant banker to rural women; raised funds for Russian and Chinese famine relief, aid to German children; Quaker family; died of pneumonia on pilgrimage to Hindu Buddhist holy site Badri-Kedar on Tibetan frontier. Described by Gandhi “one of the noblest women had the good fortune to meet.” (Harijan, May 16, 1936).