Saturday, November 30, 2013

1899 Graduation Photograph of Isabelle Mary Towle of Belfast, Maine; graduated from Farmington State Normal School

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 information to share, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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