Emily Sibley Watson’s family:
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Margaret Durbin Harper Sibley (1852-1939)
Margaret Durbin Harper Sibley was married to Hiram Watson Sibley, making her Emily Sibley Watson's sister-in-law. She was the only child of Fletcher Harper, Jr., and Margaret Cook Durbin Harper. Her grandfather, father, uncles, and cousins comprised the Harper Brothers publishers. The mother of six children, of whom only three would live to adulthood, Margaret was frequently ill during the early years of the marriage, but went on to become a leader in the field of health care and hospitals in Rochester. She was president of Genesee Hospital for 25 years, and first president of the Nurses Training School board. Mrs. Sibley built the first children's ward and the first nurses home.