Marjory Lord Packard was born in 1899 in Hanover, NH. She was the daughter of George Dana Lord, who taught Greek and classical archeology at Dartmouth College from 1877 to 1933. Mrs. Packard graduated from Smith College and was prominent in church, school and community affairs of Hanover, and for some years was librarian in Baker's Library Tower Room. On June 26, 1926, she married Artemas Packard. In 1961, Mrs. Packard wrote an essay entitled "Early Houses: Outside the Village," for the book "Hanover - a bicentennial book, 1761-1961." She died with her husband in an automobile accident in 1961.