Mary Eleanor Davis Ries was the daughter of Donald Walton Davis and Katherine Bressler Davis. She was born on 14 March 1910 in Cambridge, Mass. and died on 16 December 1968 in Normal, Ill. She graduated from Williamsburg High School, the Castilleja School, Palo Alto, Ca., Smith College and attended graduate school at Cornell University. She married Donald Timmerman Ries in 1935 and worked as a biological researcher. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Mary Eleanor Davis Ries.