Fannie M. Silsbee
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Fannie M. Silsbee (c.1847-1910) was born in New York and died in Columbus, Wisconsin. Her involvement with Christian Science was brief but intense. She first studied with Bradford Sherman in 1883 and then studied with Mary Baker Eddy in February 1884, joining the Christian Scientist Association in March 1884. In mid-1884, she embarked on a 3,000-mile, three-week tour where she claimed to have cured over a hundred people by means of Christian Science treatment through prayer. Records suggest she also obtained many subscribers to The Christian Science Journal and sold many copies of Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In the fall of 1884, she visited Boston and studied with Anna B. Newman, a former student of Eddy's, who resigned from the Christian Scientist Association as part of the Lynn Rebellion. For this infraction, Silsbee was expelled from the Association in November 1884. After leaving the Christian Science movement, Silsbee lived in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Columbus, Wisconsin, in about 1905.
Fannie M. Silsbee
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Fannie M. Silsbee (c.1847-1910) was born in New York and died in Columbus, Wisconsin. Her involvement with Christian Science was brief but intense. She first studied with Bradford Sherman in 1883 and then studied with Mary Baker Eddy in February 1884, joining the Christian Scientist Association in March 1884. In mid-1884, she embarked on a 3,000-mile, three-week tour where she claimed to have cured over a hundred people by means of Christian Science treatment through prayer. Records suggest she also obtained many subscribers to The Christian Science Journal and sold many copies of Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In the fall of 1884, she visited Boston and studied with Anna B. Newman, a former student of Eddy's, who resigned from the Christian Scientist Association as part of the Lynn Rebellion. For this infraction, Silsbee was expelled from the Association in November 1884. After leaving the Christian Science movement, Silsbee lived in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Columbus, Wisconsin, in about 1905.