Photograph of Isabelle Mary Towle of Belfast, Maine, who graduated with the Class of 1899 from Farmington State Normal School at Farmington, Maine.
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]
Isabelle Mary Towle was born 5 December 1878 at Belfast, Maine, the daughter of Frank L. and Nancy Arbella (Pitcher) Towle, who were born at Searsport, Maine, and Belfast, Maine, respectively.
After graduation, Isabelle became a teacher. She's listed in the 1909-1910 Annual Report of Belfast, Maine, as a teacher of Grade VII in the Fall Term at East Belfast, Maine. Her salary was recorded in another area of the report as $143.74, for what length of time I don't know.
Very soon after the Fall Term ended, it appears, Isabelle moved to Andover, Massachusetts, where she's shown in the 1910 Census working as a teacher.
At some point, she left Massachusetts for Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she's listed in the 1940 Census, working as a teacher.
I don't believe she ever married. She died about 1954 and is buried in a Belfast, Maine, cemetery, along with her parents and brother Maurice.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Thanks!
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