born December 28, 1864, was graduated from the Shrewsbury
High School and Hinman's Business
College, and is a farmer in Boylston,
Mass. ; ( irace Marion, born January
4, 1866, died when seven months
old : Lillian Augusta, born Septem-
ber 13, 1868, died at the age of
twelve; Harry Carleton, born March
12. 1870. a graduate of the Shrews-
bury High School and Nichols Acad-
emy (Dudley, Mass.) is a lumber
dealer in Boston; Edward E., born
November 3, 1872, was graduated
from the Shrewsbury High School
and the College of Pharmacy in Boston, and is with the Burn-
ham Iodine Co. of Boston; Harriet Mabelle, burn June [9,
[875, a graduate of the Worcester Classical High School, is
an artist, her special field being china painting and painting in
oil-. She lives at home.
Pupils from 18 \<> 1859 ir 5
Through her great-grandfather Mrs. Abbott is eligible to
membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Address: Mrs. Frederick E. Abbott. 15 Charlton St., Wor-
Susan Murray, daughter of Charles and Susan (Harlow)
Murray, was born in Kempt. Nova Scotia, in 1831. Her mother
was a descendant of T. Cushman, who came over in the May-
flower, was ordained as a Congregational minister in Plymouth.
and became ruling elder of the church.
She attended the Oread in the year 1856. ( )n April 10. 1866,
she was married at Milton, N. S.. to Duncan McRae, a business
man. They have one daughter, Isabella, born in Milton, N. S..
March 22, 1867. She was educated in Park College. Mo., and
taught there for several years, until her marriage to Merlin C.
Findlay, Professor of Biology at Park College.
Mrs. McRae has been an active worker in her own church.
Address: Mrs. Duncan McRae, St. Joseph, Mo.
Lizzie Muzzy came to the Oread from Bangor. Me., in
On April 19, 1859. she was married to William D. Washburn,
then a lawyer settled in Minneapolis. Mr. Washburn was a
graduate of Bowdoin in the class of 1854. was United States
Surveyor-General of Minnesota from 1861-65. Later he became
largely interested in the manufacture of flour, and was con-
nected for years with the Washburn & Crosby flour mills.
He is now stockholder and director in the Pillsbury-Washburn
Co. He was the originator and promoter and for many years
president of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad, and also
projector and builder of the St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Rail-
road, of which he was president until 1889. He is now presi-
dent of the Bismarck. Washburn and Great Falls Railway
He has been a member of the Minnesota legislature, a mem-
ber of Congress, and United States Senator, and is President
of the Universalist National Convention.
Their son. William Drew Washburn. Jr., born in St. Paul.
Minn.. April 3, 1863. prepared for college at Phillips Academy
CAndover, Mass.). and is a graduate of Yale in the class of
Oread Collegiate Institute
1888. He was married at Portland, Ore., September 25, 1890,
and is now in the real estate business in Minneapolis. He has
been more or less interested in politics in Minneapolis and
Washington, and has published articles in a large number of
newspapers and periodicals.
Address : Mrs. William D. Washburn, Fairoaks, Minneapolis,
Abbie C. Newton, daughter of Daniel F. and Amie A.
(Bowman) Newton of Westboro, Mass., was born in Westboro,
December 7, 1836. Her father was
a successful manufacturer of boots
and shoes. For twenty-seven years,
beginning in 1851, he was Deputy
Sheriff for Worcester County, and
he was very prominent in town
affairs, having held the position of
moderator for sixteen consecutive
years. He also served at various
times as selectman, collector of taxes,
Miss Newton was a pupil at the
Oread in 1852 and 1853. She was
married in Westboro, December 27,
1876, to Wilbur E. Forbes, a suc-
cessful drygoods merchant of that
place. In 1885, on account of his
health, Mr. Forbes entered into the
commission business, which took him
and Mrs. Forbes across the conti-
nent to California in 1892. Their
journey West occupied them nearly
a year, and all the principal cities of
the West and South were visited.
In [893 Mr. Forbes went into the
Mrs. Forbes was a great lover and reader of books, and she
was considered among the townspeople an authority on literary
matters. She was also a lover of the Fine Arts, and a sympa-
thetic and discerning critic of works of art, especially paintings.
She died in Westboro, November 22, [Q03.
Pupils from 1849-1859 117
Helena Parker, who came to the Oread from Bangor, Me.,
in 1852, was married to Theodore E. Studley, now of the Vul-
canized Rubber Co., New York City, and died in 1866.
Sarah Patch, daughter of Charles and Mary Tiller (Sprague)
Patch, was born in Devonshire, England, in 1836. During her
childhood the family resided in London. Later, her father, who
was a contractor, removed to the
United States, and her home was
in Williamstown, N. J. She was
a pupil at the Oread in 1854 and
1855. She afterwards continued
her studies, and was graduated at
Fort Edward Institute. X. Y. She
was married at Fort Edward to
Henry K. Bugbee, formerly of
She engaged in teaching with
him, occupying the position of
Vice Principal, in the academy of
which he was Principal. After
four years at the academy she became a teacher in the schools
of Williamstown, where she continued teaching for thirty-one
years. When, in 1896, she resigned, she was honored by the
Board of Education and the citizens with a reception, at which
she was presented with a beautifully engraved set of resolu-
tions and a fine piece of jewelry.
Mr. and Mrs. Bugbee have three daughters, all of whom
finished their education at the State Normal School of Xew
Jersey. The eldest is married. Mr. Bugbee is Surveyor, Con-
vex ancer and State Commissioner of deeds.
Address: Mrs. Henry K. Bugbee, Williamstown. X. J.
Hannah B. Peters, daughter of Judge Onslow Peters, a
lawyer of note of Peoria, 111., and his wife, Hannah Parkman
Tvler. was born in Peoria in 1839. She was at the Oread in
In 1858. she was married at Westboro. Mass.. to John T.
Rollins, a banker and planter. Two sons and a daughter were
born to them: Paul Eugene, born in i860, was married to
Oread Collegiate Institute
Nora Graham in 1882, and died in 1883 ; Onslow Peters, born
in 1864, is a planter; Gertrude was married in 1893 to J.
Millar Wilson, a Scotchman. Mrs. Rollins has been constantly
at work in her home in Florida, among the colored people
around her. and has been active in the work of the Episcopal
Address : Mrs. John T. Rollins, Fort George Island, Fla.
Oriana Frances Phetteplace, daughter of Simon W.
Phetteplace and Sarah Emily Mowry, his wife, both of English
descent, was born in Smithfield, R. I., in 1846. She was at
the Oread through 1856 and 1857.
On November 26, 1867, she was married in Worcester to
Francis W. Blacker, a shoe manufacturer. A daughter, Alice
Louise, born to them July 18, 1876, died May 10, 1881. A
second daughter, Helen Frances, born June 22, 1878, was edu-
cated in Miss Lewisson's School in Worcester, and in the
Cambridge School, Cambridge, Mass. Mrs. Blacker has been
interested and engaged in the work of the Associated Charities.
Address: Mrs. Francis W. Blacker, Worcester.
Evelyn G. Pond, the daughter of Sabin Peters and Rhoda
(Grinnell) Pond, was born in Woonsocket, R. L, May 3, 1841,
and died June 14. 1875, She was a student at the Oread in
Hannah Daniels Pond, daugh-
ter of Eli and Mari ( Dullard)
Pond, was born ( )ctober 28, 1838,
in Woonsocket, R. I. Her father
was uncle of Eli Thayer, founder
of the Oread Collegiate Institute.
She was a pupil in T849, and
again in 1854 and 1856. On May
1. [861, at her home in Mendon,
Mass., she was married to David
Andrews Taft, a business man.
Their children were: Alice Ger-
trude, born in Woonsocket, Jan-
uary 30. [870, anil Charles Edward,
Pupils from lS i<> iSm)
born in Woonsocket, December 25, 1873, both of whom died
in early childhood, Anna Inez, born in Worcester, July 5,
1876, and Arthur Erving, also horn
in Worcester, December 28, 1881.
Anna Inez was educated in the
Worcester English High School,
and is now Clerk in the School
Department, City Hall, Worcester.
Arthur Irving was prepared for
college at the Worcester Classical
High School, and was graduated at
Yale College in the class of 1905.
Mrs. Taft has been active in
church work, and in choir and Sun-
Address: Mrs. David A. Taft. 28 Windsor St.. Worcester.
Jane F. Porter, a pupil at the Oread in 1855, was the
daughter of Judge Porter of Queechy, Vt. She was married
in 1856 to Charles Thomas Smith
of Colchester, Conn., where the
family resided until 1884, when they
removed to Boston, and later to
Brookline, Mass. Three sons and
one daughter were born in Colches-
ter. The two elder sons were edu-
cated there at the Bacon Academy.
The younger son and daughter fin-
ished in Boston. Two sons live in
Brookline. with business interests in
Boston, one son is in Chicago, and
the daughter in Minneapolis.
Mr. Smith died in 1S88, Mrs. Smith in 1898.
F. Louise Preston came to the Oread from South Cov-
entry. Conn., in 1853. She was the daughter of John H. and
Fanny M. ( Manning) Preston, and was born in Hartford,
Conn., in 1839. She died soon after leaving the Oread, when
only nineteen vears old.
Oread Collegiate Institute
Mary G. Preston, daughter of John H. and Fanny M.
(Manning) Preston, was horn in Hartford, Conn., in 1842.
She attended the Oread part of the year 1853-54, and after-
wards studied at Wheaton Seminary in Norton, Mass. She
was married in 1877 at South Coventry, Conn., to Walter
Briggs, who is in the silk business. Their only son, Walter
Preston, born at South Coventry in 1878, was graduated from
Columbia University in 1900, and died in 1902, at the very
beginning of a most promising career.
Address : Mrs. Walter Briggs, 30 West 25th St., New York-
Salona Aldrich Rawson, daughter of George and Lois
(Aldrich) Rawson, was born May 31, 1837, in the town of
Mendon, Mass., where
have resided seven gen-
erations of her family,
beginning with William,
and his brother. Rev.
Grindall Rawson, a noted
minister. These were sons
of Edward Rawson, who
for thirty-six years was
Secretary of the Massa-
chusetts Bay Colon)-.
Her education was be-
gun in her native town.
She was a pupil at the
Oread in 1853. In 1854,
going on a visit to rela-
tives in Beloit. Wise, she
was induced to remain,
and enter the 1 > e 1 o i t
Female Seminary, where
she graduated in 1856.
In 1859 she was mar-
ried in Beloit to Ellery
Bicknell Crane. In 1863
Mr. and Mrs. Crane went to Boston. Pater they removed to
Worcester, where Mr. Crane established a lumber business.
Pupils from 1849-1859 121
Mrs. Crane died in Worcester on April 4. 1900. She early
identified herself with the Church of the Unity in Worcester,
representing that church on the Board of Management of the
Children's Friend Society. She was a member of the Worcester
Woman's Club, and of the Antiquarian Society.
Rebecca P. Remington, eldest daughter of Samuel Tower
Remington and Rebecca W. Potter, his wife, was born in Paw-
tuxet, R. I., December 16, 1836. After a year at the Warren
Laches Seminary she spent a year at the Oread, entering in the
spring of 1853.
Soon after leaving school she was married to Alpheus Water-
man of Providence, and had four sons. She died in 1891, after
a brief illness.
Charlotte K. Rice, daughter of John and Miriam ( Howe)
Rice, was born in Xorthboro, Mass., December 24, 1833. She
was at the Oread in 1852.
In 1857 she was married in Xorthboro to J. Henry Robin-
son, a physician in active practice in the town of Southboro for
fortv vears. Two sons, their onlv children, born in Southboro,
Frank Henry. March 7, 1862, and Richard Shaw, November
ii, 1868. were drowned in Boothbay Harbor, August 5, 1895.
Frank, the elder, was a student in the Harvard Medical College
at the time of his death.
Address : Mrs. J. H. Robinson, Southboro. Mass.
Judith Anna Rice, who entered the Oread in 1850 and left
in 1852. was the daughter of Sewall and Hannah Drew (Wash-
burn) Rice. Her maternal ancestry dates back to the Pil-
grims of the Mayflower. Her father's great-great-grandfather
was Jonas Rice, the first settler in Worcester, whose memory
that city has recently honored by placing a large boulder, suita-
bly inscribed, on the homestead he established. On this home-
stead she was born, February 15, 1834. After leaving the
Oread she taught school in Utica. X. Y., for seven years. On
April 15. 1861, she was married to Aaron M. Powell. Mr.
Powell was a devoted advocate of the anti-slavery cause, and for
several vears was the editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard. In
122 Oread Collegiate Institute
December, 1872, he was elected District Secretary of the
"National Temperance Society and Publication House," and
editor of the National Temperance Advocate, and continued to
fill these offices till May, 1893. He was for many years an
earnest supporter, both by pen and tongue, of the cause of Peace
and International Arbitration, and was the founder and Presi-
dent until his death of the American Purity Alliance. He was
the editor of its organ. The Philanthropist, and traveled exten-
sively in this country and in Europe, speaking for the promo-
tion of social purity.
In all his labors Mr. Powell had the constant sympathy and
assistance of his wife. She has written and published much
along philanthropic lines, and is at present Treasurer and Secre-
tary of the American Purity Alliance.
Mr. Powell died suddenly May 13, 1899, while addressing a
meeting in Philadelphia. Their only child, a daughter, born in
Ghent, X. Y.. February 6, 1864, died December 16, 1867, in
New York City.
Address : Mrs. Anna Rice Powell, 243 East 6th St., Plain-
field, N. J.
Sarah Jane Rice of Clinton, Mass., was born in 1832. She
was a pupil at the Oread in 1851 and 1852, leaving early in
1853, on account of illness. She
was always delicate and consump-
tion at last developed. But so
anxious was she to finish the course
of study begun that she remained
in school until a few weeks before
She was lovely in character and
highly gifted, being remarkably
proficient in mathematics, a subject
in which she gave instruction for
a time at the Oread. She was one
of the pupils chosen to prepare
papers to be enclosed in the walls
of one of the small center towers of the Castle, when this
pari of the structure, the last to be completed, was commenced
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Abigail Scudder Richardson was a pupil at the Oread in
the year 1854-55. She was born in Princeton. Mass., August
26, 1838. Her father. Captain Josiah Richardson, a native of
Cape Cod. was a heroic seaman. I ler mother was Sophia Howe
On December 28. 1870. she was married to Lloyd B. Kimball.
In a few short months the bride became a widow. Mr. Kimball
died May 8. 1871. She lived until June 25. 1901, her life filled
with good deeds of kindness and charity, while her literary
taste and her facile pen were used for public benefit, in contribu-
tions to magazines and papers, and in helpful and charming
correspondence with her friends.
Mary A. Rockwood, who attended the Oread in the spring
term of 1854. was the daughter of L. Leander and Mary A.
(Morse) Rockwood. and was born in Upton, Mass., January
20, 1840. On March 31. 1858, she was married in Upton to
Albert T. Whitney, who has been engaged in the boot and sin >e
business, and in agriculture. Mrs. Whitney has no children.
She has been an active church worker.
Address: Mrs. Albert T. Whitney, 34 Cutler St.. Worcester.
Virginia H. Rossiter, who was a pupil at the Oread from
January, 1855, till July of the same year, was born in Brandon,
Vt. Her father was Josiah Rossiter. a descendant of Edward
Rossiter, who was one of the promoters of the fleet of eleven
ships that came to this country in 1630. Her mother was
Electa (Barlow) Rossiter. a grandniece of Joel Barlow.
Miss Rossiter was married in 1859 in Brandon. Yt., to D. W.
Prime. Mr. Prime is president of the Brandon Kaolin and
Paint Co.. has been also a dentist, and interested in marble
works and in mining. Carroll Rossiter Prime is their only
Mrs. Prime has been active in all village home work, and has
written letters from abroad, and papers on various subjects for
the local club.
Address: Mrs. D. W. Prime, Brandon. Yt.
Annie Woodbury Saville, daughter of David and Anne
(Leonard) Saville. was born at Annisquam, Mass.. July 8. 1838.
She attended the Oread in 1857-58, and was married at Lex-
Oread Collegiate Institute
ington, Mass., on December 13, i860, to David Wood Muzzy,
who is interested in real estate. They have had six children,
all born in Lexington: Benjamin, born September 19, 1866,
died in 1885; Susan W. was born July 20, 1868; David S.,
born October 9, 1870, graduated at Harvard in 1893, now a
teacher in New York City, author of "Rise of the New Testa-
ment," "Spiritual Heroes," also numerous magazine articles,
was married in 1900 to Ina J. Bullis of New York, and has
one child, David Saville, Jr.. born September 6, 1902 ; Helen E.,
born August 21, 1874, graduated at Abbot Academy in 1895,
and is now Assistant Librarian at the Cary Library, Lexington,
Mass. ; Annie L., born June 28, 1877, graduated at Radcliffe
in 1900; Clifford L. was born December 11, 1886. Mrs. Muzzy
has been active in literary clubs and church charitable asso-
ciations, and has written several papers on literary and
historical subjects for the Monday Club of Lexington and the
Address: Mrs. David W. Muzzy, Lexington, Mass.
Rebecca Aborn Sheldon, daughter of Captain Pardon
and Rebecca (Aborn) Sheldon, was born in Pawtuxet, R. I.,
March 28, 1838. Pardon Sheldon was descended from a
brother of the Archbishop of Canter-
bury, Gilbert Sheldon, who came to
America in 1663. Rebecca Aborn's
mother, Dorcas Tourtellott, was a
descendant of Gabriel Bernon, a
Huguenot of wealth and position,
who fled from La Rochelle. France,
after the Revocation of the Edict of
Nantes. 1685. His daughter Marie
married Abraham Tourtellott.
Rebecca Aborn Sheldon was at
the Oread in 1853, having previously
been a pupil at a seminary for young
ladies in Warren, R. T.
After leaving the Oread she taught in Rhode Island and in
Springfield, Mass. She was married January 11, 1881, in
Providence, R. I., to Rev. William T. Whitmarsh, a clergy-
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man of the Episcopal Church, and until his health failed, a
Canon of Trinity Cathedral at Omaha, Xeb.
Address: Airs. William T. Whitmarsh. 1546 Georgia Ave.,
Mary Anna Smith, only daughter of Thomas Hodgkins
and Mary Anna (Parish) Smith, was born at Hampton, Conn.,
September 8, 1836. She was at the
Oread in 1854 and 1855.
She was married from her father's
home in Colchester, Conn., Decem-
ber 17. 1857, to William E. Baker.
a lineal descendant of John and Pris-
cilla Alden of Plymouth Colony.
They have two children : Gertrude
Eleanor, born January 28, i860, and
George William, born April 13, 1868.
Both were educated in Hartford
and Boston. Mrs. Baker has spent
most of her married life in Hart-
ford, where Mr. Baker has been engaged in the insurance busi-
ness. She has been active in local charities.
Address: Mrs. William E. Baker, 50 Highland St., Hart-
Mary Celinda Smith, daughter of Sydney Barlow Smith
of Pawtuxet, R. I., and his wife, Mary Celinda Gibbs, of
Coventry, R. I., was born in Pawtuxet, February 12, 1839.
She entered the Oread in 1853, and remained three years. Soon
after leaving the Oread she commenced teaching in the public
schools of Providence, and has continued her work in that city
to the present time. She has assisted also in the charitable
work conducted by the church to which she belongs.
Address : 42 A, Fifield Ave., Providence, R. I.
Sarah M. Smith, who attended the Oread in 1856. lives
now at 18 Walnut St.. Worcester.
Laura C. Spelman was born in Wadsworth, O., September
9, 1839. She was the daughter of Harvey B. Spelman, who
was born in Ohio in 181 1, and his wife, Lucy Henry, who was
Oread Collegiate Institute
LAURA AND LUCY SPELMAX.
born in Blandford, Mass. She entered the Oread in April,
1858, and remained one year. The next four years she taught
as assistant in the Grammar Department of the Cleveland, O.,
On September 8, 1864, at Cleveland, she was married to
John D. Rockefeller. To
them have been born four
daughters and one son :
Bessie, born in 1866; Alice,
born in 1869, died in 1870;
Alta, born in 1871 ; Edith
in 1872; John D. in 1874.
The son is a graduate of
Brown University in the
class of 1897. The four
children now living are
married, and Mrs. Rockefeller has four grandchildren.
Mr. Rockefeller is so well known that no account of his
work is necessary. His gifts for charitable and educational
purposes have been very extensive. He founded and has
given over $10,000,000 to the Uni-
versity of Chicago, and contributed
generously to Spelman Institute,
founded by Miss Sophia Packard,
an Oread Principal. Spelman In-
stitute was named in honor of Mr.
Harvey B. Spelman, the father of
Mrs. Rockefeller. Mr. Rocke-
feller lias also made large dona-
tions to Vassar and Barnard Col-
leges, and to the American Baptist
Missionary Union and Home Mis-
Mrs. Rockefeller is keenly inter-
ested in the Temperance cause, the Sabbath Alliance, the Stu-
dents Club, the Retreat and other philanthropic work, and has
written for Missionary and Sunday School societies.
Address: Mrs. John I). Rockefeller, 4 West 54th St., New
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Lucy M. Spelman, daughter of Harvey B. Spelma
his wife, Lucy Henry, was born
March 4. [838, in Westfield, I >.
She entered the Oread in the
spring of [858, remaining one
Her life has been devoted to
good works. For many years she
was engaged in teaching. She has
been prominent in the benevolent
enterprises of the church and in
local charities, and has done much
to promote the cause of temperance.
Address: 4 West 54th St.. New
Mary M. Sperry came to the Oread from Waterbury,
Conn., about 1854. She was married December 20, 1864, to
Ransom Holley of Wolcottville (now Torrington), Conn., and
died May 26, 1874. after nine years of invalidism. She left
Ruth W. Stetson was born in Hanover, Mass., January
28, 1838. Her father was Martin W. Stetson, and her mother
Ruth B. Stockbridge. She is a lineal descendant of Governor
Bradford, Elder Brewster and Richard Warren, three of the
Mayflower pilgrims, and has several ancestors who fought in
the War of the Revolution. She was a pupil at the Oread in
[853 and 1854.
On June 20, i860, she was married to Daniel E. Damon of
Plymouth, a lawyer by profession, and Register of Probate for
Plymouth County for twenty-five years. A son, Edwin Stet-
son, born in Plymouth. October 12, 1862, was educated at
\mherst College: a daughter. Ruth Stockbridge. horn May
[3, [866, was educated at Wellesley College, from which she
was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in the
class of [89 1.
Address: Mrs. Daniel E. Damon, 30 Russell St., Plymouth,
128 Oread Collegiate Institute
Sarah Wood Taft attended the Oread in 1857. She was
born in Uxbridge, Mass., January 5, 1838, and was the daugh-
ter of Moses Taft, a manufacturer of woolen goods, and Sylvia
(Wheelock) Taft, both natives of Uxbridge. Her mother died
in 1855 and her father in 1893.
She was married to Lewis Henry Murdock at her father's
home, June 17, 1862. They have two sons, Herbert Taft
Murdock, born in Uxbridge, September 11, 1865, and Edgar
Wheelock Murdock, also born in Uxbridge, February 1, 1869.
They are both manufacturers of woolen goods. Herbert lives
in Proctorsville, Vt., and has two daughters ; Edgar lives at
home, but has his business in Caryville.
Address : Mrs. Lewis H. Murdock, Uxbridge, Mass.
Lucy H. Taylor came to the Oread about 1856 from Chelsea,
Address: Mrs. John Warner, 50 Franklin Ave., Chelsea.
Esther Ann Thayer, who attended the Oread in the early
fifties, was the daughter of Rufus Thayer of Randolph, Mass.,
and his wife, Margery Ann White of Braintree, a daughter
of Calvin White and Margery Hayward. Lieutenant Micah