How Mary Seacole Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Mary Seacole reached the respectable age of 75 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous memoirist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for her 1857 memoir Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, this Jamaican-born writer and nurse assisted soldiers during the Crimean War and fought for racial tolerance by openly celebrating her multi-ethnic heritage.

She first traveled from her native Jamaica in the early 1820s, living in England for a year and doing her best to combat the racial prejudice she encountered there.

During the Crimean War, she traveled overseas and established a medical and rest facility in Crimea (modern-day Ukraine) known as the British Hotel.

The child of a Scottish military man and a Jamaican medicine woman, she was born Mary Jane Grant and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. In the 1830s, she married Edwin Horatio Hamilton Seacole.

She and Florence Nightingale both nursed soldiers wounded in the Crimean War.

How did Mary Seacole die?

Information about the death of Mary Seacole
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death75 years
BirthdayNovember 23, 1805
Death dateMay 14, 1881
Place of deathPaddington, London, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A