Boylston and Auburn, Mass., Pawtucket, R. I., and in Illinois.
She has no permanent address, but letters sent to Auburn, Mass.,
will always be forwarded.
Martha A. Bond, daughter of Amasa and Maria (Powers)
Bond, was born in Millbury, Mass., November 20, 1846, and
attended the Oread in 1866-67.
Miss Bond taught in primary schools in Millbury for a num-
ber of terms. She was married on Thanksgiving Day, 1868,
to Henry W. Davidson, a farmer of Millbury. They had
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three children: Mary Elizabeth, born August 31, 1869, is a
graduate of the Worcester Normal School, and is teaching in
Milford, X. H. : William Grey, born September 10, 1871,
attended the Millbury High School, and Becker's Business Col-
lege, married Vinnie Knight in October, 1896, has six children
and is a successful farmer and milk dealer in Millbury ; Martha
Mabel, born September 28, 1878, attended the Millbury High
School and Becker's Business College, and is a stenographer in
Milford, X. H.
Mrs. Davidson died January 11, 1879.
Harriet Bosworth, daughter of Alfred and Ann (Collins)
Bosworth. was born in Warren, R. I., September 27, 1847.
David Bosworth, her father's father, was a native of War-
ren. William Collins, her mother's
father, was from Plymouth, X. C.
Hattie's father, Alfred Bosworth,
was a lawyer and judge, a promi-
nent and influential man in his
native town. He died before Hat-
tie came to the Oread.
She was at that institution only
a short time, in the year 1868-69,
being called away by her mother's
illness. She remained afterwards at
home in Warren, tenderly caring for
her mother, who was an invalid for
many years previous to her death.
Some time after leaving the Oread she was chosen Librarian
of the Warren Library, and filled this position with eminent
success for several years. When the new library building in
Warren was ready for occupancy in 1889, she overtaxed her
strength in rearranging and recataloguing the books, and died,
after a short illness, on June 13, 1889.
A. Jeanie Bradley entered the Oread in 1867. Her present
address is 7 Marston Way, Worcester, Mass.
Emma F. Briggs, the daughter of Ira G.. and Lydia
( Andrews) Briggs, was born in Yoluntown. Conn., January 2J,
1 86 1. She attended the Oread from 1879 to 1881, and spent
six months of the next year (1882) in travel in Europe.
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She was married October i, 1884, at Griswold, Conn., to
George Wyman Carroll, a wholesale dealer in heavy chemicals
and mill supplies. Their only son, George Wyman Carroll, Jr.,
was born May 9, 1886, at Norwich, Conn. He graduated from
St. Paul's School, Garden City, L. I., in June, 1904, and entered
Brown University the following September.
Address : Mrs. George W. Carroll, 257 Broadway, Nor-
Evelyn C. Briggs was born in Grosvenor Dale, Conn..
August 24, 1852. and entered the Oread in 1870, remaining
two years. Her father was Lucius
Briggs, a manufacturer. Her great-
grandfather was Jonathan Briggs,
who served in the Revolutionary
Army from the beginning to the end
of the war, taking part in many hard-
fought battles and receiving an hon-
orable discharge, signed by General
Washington. Her mother was Mary
(Tift) Briggs, the daughter of Solo-
mon Tift, who served his country
during the Revolutionary period in
the navy. After leaving the Oread
Miss Briggs studied music at Maplewood, and sang in the
chorus in the Boston Jubilee. In 1875 an ^ 1876 she spent
several months abroad with her father.
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On October 3, 1877. she was married to Floyd Cranska of
Grosvenor Dale. Mr. Cranska is a manufacturer of thread,
having one mill at Moosup, Conn., and another in Worcester.
He has been a member of the Con-
necticut Legislature. They had six
children : Annie Louise, born Jan-
uary 13, 1879, m Grosvenor Dale;
Lucius Briggs, born January 3,
1880, in Gosvenor Dale ; Caroline
Matilda, born April 18, 1884, died
March 24, 1889; Harriet Atwood,
born June 24, 1886; Evelyn Clara,
born July 6, 1888; Floyd, Jr., born
June 25, 1890, died November 6,
1894. The last four were born in
Moosup. Annie Louise was grad-
uated at Colby Academy, Xew Lon-
don. X. H., in 1898, and at Smith College in 1902 ; Lucius, who
is a graduate of Norwich Free Academy and the Lowell Tex-
tile School, is now in business ; Harriet is at Miss Butts' School,
Mrs. Cranska joined the Central Baptist Church of Thomp-
son, Conn., when about sixteen years of age, and her life bore
abundant testimony to her Christian devotion. She taught
many years in the Sunday School. She was a charter member
of the Deborah Avery Putnam Chapter, D. A. R., and its
treasurer for some time. She died March 26, 1902.
Marion J. Briggs was born at
Hope, Scituate, R. I., September 18,
1861. Her parents were Ezra and
Christina (Knight) Briggs, and sev-
eral of her ancestors served in the
Revolutionary War. She entered
the Oread in 1879. After leaving
school in 1881, she went abroad
with Miss Ida Thayer, and remained
in Europe for nearly two years.
.She spent most of this time in Flor-
ence and Paris, but traveled also,
accompanied by her father, in Italy,
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Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France and England. In
September, 1885, she was married at Voluntown, Conn., to
Arthur H. Eddy, a manufacturer of electrical machinery.
She had two children : Gertrude Briggs, born at Hartford,
Conn., in December, 1887 ; and Norman T., born at Hartford
in April, 1890. Gertrude is in the Hartford High School and
Norman is at present attending school in Windsor, Conn.
Mrs. Eddy died on the birth of her son in April, 1890.
Nellie C. Bronson was born at Hyannis, Mass., June 13, 1856,
the daughter of Rev. Samuel J. and Mary (Chaplin) Bronson.
Since leaving the Oread she has been interested in and con-
nected with educational work. She was graduated in 1878
from the Framingham Normal School, and after teaching a
while in the public schools took a special course at Wellesley.
She taught eight years in Bucknell Institute, Lewisburg, Pa.,
and two years in Miss Wheeler's Froebel School in Providence.
The year 1894-95 she spent abroad in study and travel. For
the past seven years she and her sister have had a private
school in Providence. It is a well-organized day school and
accommodates six or seven young boys or girls as boarding
pupils. This school is very successful and is highly spoken of.
Address : 313 Hope St., Providence, R. I.
Annie E. Brown was born in West Brookfield, Mass., and
was the daughter of Hammond and Rocksa Brown. She was
at the Oread in 1870-71. On May 7, 1872, she was married
in West Brookfield to Rev. Charles P. Blanchard. Mr. Blan-
chard died about five years ago. They had two children, Abby
F. and Albert C. The daughter, born August 10, 1875, is a
Wellesley graduate of the class of 1898, and was married Sep-
tember 5, 1899, to Rev. O. W. Means, Ph.D. The son, born
March 23, 1876, died in April, 1884. Mrs. Blanchard, as a
pastor's wife, has been engaged in active church work.
Address : Mrs. Annie E. Blanchard, Brookfield, Mass.
Ella A. Buffum was born in Millville, Mass., July 1, 1850.
Her father, Moses Buffum, was of Quaker descent, and her
mother, Louisa Pitts, descended from the great English states-
Pupils from 1864-1881
man, Sir William Pitt, the final s in her mother's name having
been added after the family came to this country. Miss Buffum
was a pupil at the Oread in 1866-67. In February, 1889, at
Oxford, Mass., she was married to Anthony G. Hanna, a florist.
Address : Mrs. Anthony G. Hanna, Holbrook, Mass.
Ida Frances Butler, daughter of Philip Miles and Angeline
(Rindge) Butler, was born in Wil-
braham, Mass., December 26, 1858.
She attended the Oread in 1873-74,
coming from West Brookfield,
On May 19, 1875, sne was mar-
ried at West Brookfield, to Loyal
Elisha Tarbell, an engineer, of
North Brookfield, Mass. He died
July 4, 1896. They had six chil-
dren, all born in North Brookfield :
Eva Maude is married and lives
in Whitinsville, Mass. ; Fred Loyal
is with a wholesale provision house
in Chicago, 111. ; Marion and Ethel
are stenographers in Worcester; and Philip and Mildred are
still attending school in North Brookfield.
Address: Mrs. Ida B. Tarbell, North Brookfield, Mass.
ABBIE JONES AND IDA BUTLER.
Oread Collegiate Institute
Helen P. Butterick, daughter of J. S. Butterick, and his
wife, Elizabeth Richardson, was born at Sterling, Mass., Decem-
ber 25, 1845. She was at the Oread one term in the year
1867-68, as a private pupil in French and music. Afterwards
she was a teacher of music for a number of years. On March
28, 1869, she was married at Sterling to Edward E. Wilson, a
currier. They had one son, Arthur E. Wilson, born in Clinton,
Mass., September 10, 1870. He was educated for the Unitarian
ministry and was married to Adele M. Barney, a writer of some
note, and Editor of Fashions. After her husband's death Mrs.
Wilson was married a second time, on July 26, 1883, to Charles
A. Russell, a carpenter.
Address : Mrs. Charles A. Russell, Clinton, Mass.
Grace Theresa Chase, daughter of Joseph and Rachel
Walker (Harville) Chase, was born in Blackstone, Mass.,
November 29, 1851. Her father was a native of New Hamp-
shire and her mother of Maine.
She attended the Oread in 1871-72. April 29, 1875, she
was married at Worcester to Charles Albert Allen. Mr. Allen
is a civil engineer, and was for fifteen years City Engineer
of Worcester. He is Junior Warden of St. Mark's Church.
They have had five children: Robert Chase, born March 8,
1878, married Florence A. Taylor of Worcester April 14, 1903,
and has one son, is a contractor and engaged in business with
his uncle, Frank L. Allen; Charles Albert. Jr., born November
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November 25, 1882, is a graduate of the Worcester Classical
High School and attended Brown University three years ; Mary
Harville, born March 10, 1886, graduated in 1904 from the
Worcester Classical High School, and is now at St. Margaret's
School, Waterbury, Conn. ; Grace Walker, born February 26,
1889, is a pupil at the Classical High School.
Mrs. Allen is interested along various lines of church work
and city charities.
Address : Mrs. Charles A. Allen, 63 Wachusett St., Worcester.
Naomi Childs, the daughter of Albion K. P. and Lucy Ann
(Kyes) Childs, was born September 6, 1855, at Jay Bridge, Me.
She came with her mother to the Oread in 1869, and was a
pupil there for several years while
Mrs. Childs held the position of
matron. In 1874 they left the school
and established a home for them-
selves on Dix St. in order that Mrs.
Childs' nephew might live with them
while attending the Institute of Tech-
nology. While living here Xaomi
met Calvin H. Hill, also a student at
the Institute, to whom, on Decem-
ber 18, 1878, she was married. Mr.
Hill is a chair manufacturer, being
Treasurer of the large firm of Hey-
wood Brothers & Wakefield Company, of Gardner, Mass.
lived in Gardner until 1890, when they removed to Chicago,
hoping the change would be beneficial to Mrs. Hill's frail health,
but she did not grow better, and died in Chicago, after an illness
of several months, on December 22, 1892. Two children sur-
vived her: Edith Xaomi, born April 10, 1881, and Frederic K.,
born September 7, 1882, both at Gardner, Mass. Her daughter
was graduated with honors from Smith College, and her son is
a student at the Institute of Technology in Worcester.
Calista Church was born in Tiverton, R. I., June 29, 185 1.
She was the daughter of Joseph Church and Jemima Boomer.
Joseph Church's ancestors came to New England with George
Winthrop in 1630. Jemima Boomer descended from Martin
Boomer, who was born in Freetown, Mass., in 1734.
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Calista entered the Oread in 1869 and remained until 1871.
On November 23, 1875, she was married at Tiverton, R. I., to
A. Frank Cottrell, who is Superintendent of the works of the
American Fisheries Company, situ-
ated at Tiverton, R. I. To them
have been born five children. Mary,
born in Tiverton, R. L, on February
27, 1877, was graduated from the
B. M. C. Durfee High School in
Fall River, and was married on
June 27, 1900, to Doctor A. Chase
Sanford. She lived in Newport,
R. L, until her death, which oc-
curred on April 19, 1902. She left
a little daughter, Cora Gertrude
Sanford, who was born on March
Mrs. Cottrell's second daughter, Gertrude, was born at
Tiverton, R. I., on April 29, 1880. After attending school in
Tiverton she studied in Shoemaker and Clark's Commercial
College in Fall River, Mass., from which she was graduated.
On March 31, 1903, she was married to Charles J. Summer,
and lives in Tiverton, R. I.
The third and fourth children, a
son and a daughter, were twins and
were born at Portsmouth, R. L, on
January 14, 1885. The daughter,
Calista C, is now attending the B.
M. C. Durfee High School in Fall
The son, A. Frank, Jr., received
his earl}- education at the District
School in Tiverton, R. I., then
studied one year at the Grammar
School and three at the B. M. C.
Durfee I Ugh School. He is now
studying at the Worcester Academy
School of Technology.
The fifth child, a son, James T., was born at Portsmouth,
R. 1., on August 8, 1886. He is attending the B. M. C. Durfee
1 1 it-li School at Fall River.
and preparing for the
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Mrs. Cottrell is very much interested in the charitable work
of the Central Baptist Church, which she attends. From her
days at the Oread until the present time she has "lived the life
of the average woman with plenty to keep heart and hands
Address : Mrs. A. Frank Cottrell, Tiverton, R. I.
Sarah Ellen Clapp, sister of Mary and Elizabeth Clapp, both
of whom attended the Oread in Mr. Thayer's administration,
was born in South Boston, August 8, 1847. an< ^ cncc l m Dor-
chester, May 13, 1896. She was a
pupil at the Oread in 1870-71.
June 10, 1873, she was married to
Samuel Newman Chittenden, a
grocer, and had five children, all
born in Dorchester : Roger Clapp
on April 1, 1874; Julia Ingraham,
on June 4. 1877; David Clapp on
September 16, 1878 ; Went worth
Newman on June 1, 1880 ; and Mary
Tucker on May 6, 1883. Roger
was graduated from the English
High School, Boston, in 1892, from
the advanced class in 1893, from
Harvard University in 1897, and is now teaching in the De
Meritte School, Boston. He was married to Maude Foster of
Dorchester, December 23, 1901. Julia was graduated from the
High School in Roxbury in 1896. David received the degree
of Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Harvard University
in 1902, and is now connected with the farm at Amherst Agri-
cultural College. Wentworth was graduated from the Mechanic
Arts High School, Boston, in 1900, and is now a civil engineer
in Boston. Mary was educated in the Boston schools, and is
now teaching in Claremont, N. H.
Ella Mandana Cole, daughter of Robert Henry and Adelia
(Ammidown) Cole, was born in Southbridge. Mass., April 22,
1846. Her ancestry on her father's side was English and
Scotch-Irish, on her mother's French-Huguenot and Scotch.
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Miss Cole entered the Oread in 1865, and remained two years.
With the exception of some months spent in study in Boston,
and a few trips North, West and South, she has been at home
since leaving school, busy with home duties and the care of
invalid relatives. She was a teacher in the Southbridge High
School for a little more than a year, about 1870.
She has been interested in church work when time and
strength would permit.
Address : Southbridge, Mass.
Ida Graciella Converse attended the Oread from September,
1874. to the spring of 1875. She was born at Stafford,
Conn., February 24, 1858, the daughter of Alfred W. and Julia
(Orcutt) Converse. The Converse family trace their ancestry
back to Roger de Coigneries of France and Durham, England,
who was born in 1010. Another ancestor, Edward Converse,
built the first house in Woburn, Mass., having come to this
country with Governor Winthrop in 1630.
Ida Converse has spent most of her life quietly at her home
in Windsor Locks, Conn..
Fannie Miller Cooper, daughter of Rev. James Cooper, D.D.,
a Baptist clergyman, and Mary E. (Palmer) Cooper, was born
in Cincinnati, Ohio., and came to the Oread in 187 1 from
Rondout, N. Y. She was a pupil there until 1873.
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Miss Cooper, after leaving school, lived in Flint and Detroit,
Mich., making a visit to Europe in 1884. In 1887 she was
married in Detroit to Joseph Addison Warren. Mr. Warren
is a manufacturer of pianos and organs, being proprietor of the
Clough & Warren Company, which was established in Detroit,
but which was removed, after a disastrous fire in February,
1899, to Adrian, Mich. Mrs. Warren has three children, besides
a daughter of Mr. Warren by a former marriage, who is as
dear to her as her own. This daughter, Charlotte, born March
5, 1876, was married to Dr. L. J. Goux of Detroit, and is living
in that city. The three other children, Joseph Addison, Jr.,
born November 27, 1888, Mary Palmer, born September 7,
1890, and Samuel Cooper, born June 24, 1892, are still in school.
Mrs. Warren has been active in church work, and while in
Detroit was on several of its charitable boards. She is inter-
ested in home missions, and has been for years an officer in the
Woman's Baptist Home Missionary Society of Michigan. She
has also identified herself with woman's club work in Detroit
Address : Mrs. Joseph A. Warren, 105 West Maumee St.,
Eleanor A. Corbett was a mem-
ber of the graduating class of 1876.
but she was obliged to leave the
Oread the winter before her grad-
uation, because of illness, and soon
died at her home in Xewport, R. I.
Lillian P. Crawford was born at Stafford Springs, Conn.,
in 1858. Her father was William M. Crawford, and her
mother Jannette A. Potter.
She entered the Oread in April. 1874, remaining only until
June of the same year. She was married November 21, 1877,
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to John A. Foster. He is a farmer and a graduate of Wood-
stock and Colchester Academies. He entered Yale, but illness
prevented his graduating.
They have three children: William A., born March 14, 1879;
Grant C, born July 19, 1880; and Mabel A., born August
William is a travelling salesman for E. A. Buck, Palmer,
Mass. Grant and Mabel live at home.
Address : Mrs. John A. Foster, Stafford Springs, Conn.
Nettie Crawford, daughter of Elias B. and Jane T. Crawford,
was born September 21, 1850. She entered the Oread in 1868,
remaining two years. After leaving school she studied music,
and became a public singer. She was married June 14, 1876,
at Worcester, to A. Harry Stone, Cashier in the Mechanics
National Bank of Worcester. She had two children : Nellie
Crawford, born August 24, 1880, and Arthur Crawford, born
July 11, 1888. Nellie is a graduate of the Worcester High
School and has been one year at Mt. Holyoke College. Arthur
is still in the public schools.
Mrs. Stone died on January 22, 1905,
Abbie Willis Crosby, the daughter of Uberto Crocker and
Mary C. (Stevens) Crosby, was born in Bethlehem, N. H., in
1859. I 11 l< &73> at tne age of fourteen, she entered the Oread,
and remained there for two years.
Since leaving school she has lived at home.
Address : Manchester, N. H.
Abbie A. Cummings was born at Paris Hill, Me., June 12,
1847, an d was the daughter of Simeon C. and Emeline S.
(Thayer) Cummings. She attended the Oread from 1866-
1868. In the tOAvn of her birth, May 14, 1873, she was mar-
ried to Henry A. Hersey, who is connected with the American
Tobacco Company in New York City.
Address: Mrs. Henry A. Mersey, in Fifth Ave., New
Mary Dingley Curtis, who attended the Oread one year,
1868-69, was the daughter of Asa l\ and Achsah (Lewis)
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Curtis, and was born in Medford, Mass., October 7, 185 1.
She was married October 7, 1874, to 'William H. Breed, who
is in business in Boston. He is Deacon of the Clarendon Street
Church, and a prominent Baptist in Boston and vicinity. Two
daughters were born to them: Florence Curtis, born May 31,
1877, in West Medford, Mass., is a Wellesley graduate of the
class of 180,0, ; Ethel Abbot was born in West Medford, Septem-
ber 7, 1879.
Mrs. Breed died of appendicitis August 24, 1885, at Ottawa,
Canada, while traveling with her husband.
Abbie Maria Cutler was born in Shrewsbury. Mass., Octo-
ber 27, 1854. Her parents were Aaron Goodale Cutler and
Lucy Fay Xourse. Her father was a contractor and has held
various offices of trust in the town. Her mother's people were
descendants of the celebrated Rebecca Xourse, who was accused
of witchcraft and hanged in Salem.
Miss Cutler was a student at the Oread during the years 1873
and 1874. and for some time thereafter taught the Grammar
School in Shrewsbury. August 4, 1875, s ^ ie was married to Dr.
J. Milton Coburn. a prominent physician of Shrewsbury. In
1881 she removed with her husband to Brooklyn, Conn., where
she lived for twelve years. She was prominent in church and
missionary work, acting for several years as Chaplain of the
Windham Count}' Jail. During this time two sons were born:
Harrie on May 26, 1882, and Aaron on June 19, 1884. They
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were educated in the public schools and at Phillips Exeter Acad-
emy. The elder is now in the merchant marine service, and
is an officer on the Spreckels Line of steamships. The younger
is a student at Trinity College at
Hartford. Conn. In 1892 Dr. Co-
burn sold his practice in Brooklyn
and moved to South Norwalk, Conn.
He is prominent in political and
social affairs, being ex-Mayor of
the city, Secretary of the Mayors'
Association of the State of Con-
necticut, Physician and Surgeon of
the New York, Xew Haven and
Hartford Railroad. City Physician,
and a prominent yachtsman.
Dr. and Mrs. Coburn are promi-
nent members of the Congrega-
tional Church, the Doctor having been Chairman of its Wor-
ship Committee, and Mrs. Coburn one of the Church Council,
and a teacher in the Sunday School.
She is a member of the Friday
Afternoon Club, the strongest lit-
erary club in the southern part of
the state, Past President of the
Norwalk Union of Christian En-
deavor societies, and Secretary of
the Relief Committee for the Ame-
lioration of the Condition of the
City's Poor. She has also con-
tributed many articles to the public
press on municipal and philanthropic
1 I c-r home is known as the "Colonial Cottage." its thir-
teen rooms being filled with rare specimens of colonial fur-
Address: Mrs. J. .Milton Coburn, 55 Main St., South, South
Norwalk, ( !onn.
Annie W. Daggett, daughter of Dr. E. A. Daggett and Ruth
Waters, bis wife, came to the Oread from Waldoboro, Me., in
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1866. and remained one year. She was born in Waldoboro on
April 28, 1847.
Being" of frail health she was unable to take the full course
of study at the Oread, and devoted
her time chiefly to music. Her
fellow pupils recall her as refined
and gentle of manner, naturally
reserved, and devotedly attached to
her chosen friends.
She was married November [ .
1876, to John B. Wood worth, and
they lived in Worcester, where Mr.
Woodworth was in business. Thev
had no children.
After twenty-five years of happy
married life, Mr. Woodworth died.
Annie's gentle nature was unable to
bear the loss of the one who had been so much to her, and she
did not long survive him. She died on February 6, 1902, at
Worcester. A brother, Mr. Athern Daggett, lives at Waldo-
Isabelle R. Daniels was born in Oxford, Mass., June 22,
185 1, and was the daughter of Albert H. and Julia M. (Read)
She entered the Oread in September, 1870, and left in 1871.
For many years she has been engaged in teaching in the public
Address: 586 Beech St., Manchester, N. H.
Elizabeth Bigelow Davis was born in Xorthboro, Mass.,
on February 16, 1853, and was the daughter of George Clinton
Davis and Mary Elizabeth Bigelow, both of English descent.
She entered the Oread in 1868. After leaving, on account of ill-