Miss Benson’s Successors, 1895-14

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | April 22, 2019

Some immediate associates and successors of Miss Sarah L. Benson, a Milton Teacher of 1891-95, were Misses Bertha M. Terrill, Lillian A. McAllister, Anna F. Berry, M. Emilie McClary, and Theodora A. Gerould. This would take us up through the close of the 1913-14 year.

Nute Faculty, 1900
Nute High School Faculty, 1900

Some Nute High School principals in this same period were William K. Norton, Arthur D. Wiggin, Arthur T. Smith, Clarence E. Kelley, and Frank H. Manter. (Subject to additions or revisions). The principal would not have been solely an administrator. They would have been “principal” in its original sense: principal teacher, i.e., the head teacher, who was also administrator.

The various teachers covered here were sometimes called assistant teachers, i.e., assistants to the principal teacher. The Nute High School staff would not have been large initially, likely just the principal and an assistant teacher or two. Separately, there was the library, although it shared the same building, and its librarian (initially, Rev. Frank Haley). And the building had also a janitor.

(Milton Mills had its own high school as late as 1905. William McCue was one of its teachers).


Miss Bertha M. Terrill – 1895-96

Bertha Mary Terrill was born in Morristown, VT, December 11, 1870, daughter of Newton A. and Mary S. (Cheney) Stevens.

Newton Terrill, a farmer, aged fifty-seven years (b. VT), headed a Morristown, VT, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife Mary S. Terrill, keeping house, aged fifty-seven years (b. VT), his children, Flora M. Terrill, teaching school, aged twenty-four years (b. VT), Herbert M. Terrill, at school, aged twenty-one years, Charles D. Terrill, works on farm, aged eighteen years (b. VT), George H. Terrill, works on farm, aged sixteen years, Bertha M. Terrill, aged nine years, and Z. Weld Terrill, aged six years, and his servant, Clara O. Bromwich, a houseworker, aged twenty-two years (b. VT).

CADY’S FALLS FANCIES. Miss Bertha Terrill is attending school at Morrisville (Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, VT), September 9, 1885).

UNDERHILL CENTRE. Miss Bertha Terrill goes to work this week at the White Mountains (Cambridge Transcript (Cambridge, VT), July 20, 1887).

UNDERHILL UTTERINGS. Bertha Terrill is home from the White Mountains (Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, VT) October 5, 1887).

LOCAL TOWN ITEMS. Underhill Center. Miss Rosa Gilbert of Burlington visited her friend, Bertha Terrill, last week (Cambridge Transcript (Cambridge, VT), May 15, 1889).

Miss Terrill attended the St. Johnsbury Academy prior to going to Mount Holyoke College.

LOCAL NEWS. Morrisville. Bertha Terrill is at home from St. Johnsbury academy during Christmas vacation (Morrisville News and Record, December 25, 1890).

CADY’S FALLS FANCIES. Miss Bertha Terrill is home on her vacation from St. Johnsbury Academy (Argus and Patriot (Montpelier, VT), July 1, 1891).

CADY’S FALLS. Misses Flora and Bertha Terrill are in a German family at Derry, N.H., to study that language (Morrisville News and Citizen, August 3, 1893).

Miss Terrill would have been somewhat the worse for wear when she first arrived for Nute High School’s 1895-96 academic year:

Morrisville. G.H. Terrill’s horse was frightened by some pigs near J. Merriam’s last Sunday afternoon and kicked the front end of the buggy to pieces, injuring Mr. Terrill slightly, and seriously injuring his sister, Miss Bertha Terrill and a little son of Chas. Terrill of Massachusetts, who is visiting them, and cutting the horse quite badly about the legs (Cambridge Transcript, [Friday,] September 5, 1895).

Miss Terrill taught for a single year at Nute High School before moving on to teach Greek at the Abbot Academy in Andover, MA.

St. Johnsbury Local News. Miss Bertha Terrill, Academy ’91, now teacher of Greek in Abbot Academy, spent several days in town last week, the guest of Miss Caroline Ely and Mrs. Jonas Brooks (St. Johnsbury Republican, December 21, 1898).

St. Johnsbury Local News. Miss Bertha Terrill, St. J.A. ’91, now a teacher in Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., passed through here Wednesday on the way to her home in Morrisville (St. Johnsbury, Republican (St. Johnsbury, VT), June 28, 1899).

Bertha M. Terrill, a teacher, aged twenty-nine years (b. VT), resided at the Abbot Academy, on School Street in Andover, MA, at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Principal Emily A. Means, aged forty-nine years (b. MA), headed the enumeration. There were two matrons, a librarian, eight teachers (including Miss Terrill), a laundress, two assistant laundresses, a cook, four waitresses, an assistant janitor, and one hundred twenty-five boarding students residing at the academy. (Only the assistant janitor was not female).

VALUE OF FOOD PRODUCTS. Miss Terrlll’s Interesting Paper Before Motherhood Club. Miss Bertha M. Terrill of the department of home economics in the Hartford School of’ Religious Pedagogy read a paper on “The Value of Food Products,” before the Motherhood Club in Grand Army Hall yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Harry E. Peabody, the president, presided, and there was a large attendance. Miss Terrill told how to acquire knowledge of the constituent parts of various foods and said that food might be divided into two parts or kinds, that which is useful for building up the tissues of the body and that which is necessary to supply the body’s demand. There are four constituent parts in all food, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and mineral salts. Miss Terrill told of Professor Atwater’s experiments in food, and said that the maxim that the best is the cheapest does not always apply to food. She urged that housekeepers used an intelligent guidance so that they may be able to select the most economical food and said that education in values is sadly needed by all classes of people. When opportunity was given for questions, one member of the club told of a doctor and her husband who had no kitchen but lived on fruits and nuts. Miss Terrill, on the meat question, said that she felt inclined to agree with Mrs. Richards that Americans are “meat drunk” (Hartford Courant, December 8, 1903).

Miss Terrill wrote a paper, thesis, or book on Household Management in or around 1901, which was published as a Lesson Paper by the American School of Household Economics in Chicago, IL, in 1905. It credited her as being a professor of Home Economics in the Hartford School of Religious Pedagogy, and author of US Government Bulletins.

She appeared under the heading “Fellows Appointed for the Year 1907-08” in the University of Chicago’s Annual Register.

Terrill, Bertha M.
Bertha M. Terrill (in 1909)

BERTHA MARY TERRILL, A.B., Household Administration. Student, Mount Holyoke College, 1891-5; Teacher, Nute High School, Milton, N.H., 1895-6; Teacher of Greek, Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., 1896-1900; Student, Harvard Summer School, 1900; Fellow, School of Housekeeping, 1900-1; Teacher, Home Economics, School of Religious Pedagogy, Hartford, Conn., 1901; Fellow in Household Administration, University of Chicago, 1907-8 (University of Chicago, 1907).

Sarah A. Boynton, a widow, living on her own income, aged seventy-three years (b. MA), headed a Chittenden, VT, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, May A. Boynton, aged forty-three years (b. NH), and her lodgers, Helen B. Shattuck, a university librarian, aged thirty-two years (b. NH), and Bertha M. Terrill, a university teacher, aged thirty-nine years (b. VT). They resided on North Prospect Street.

Bertha M. Terrill, a university instructor, aged forty-nine years (b. VT), headed a Chittenden, VT, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Her household included her lodger, Alice Blundell, a university assistant instructor, aged twenty-nine years (b. IA). They resided on Pearl Street.

Bertha M. Terrill died in Burlington, VT, December 22, 1968 aged ninety-eight years.

Dr. Bertha Terrill Of UVM Faculty Dies. BURLINGTON (UPI) – Services will be held Thursday for Dr. Bertha M. Terrill, 98, first woman faculty member of the University of Vermont. Miss Terrill, a native of Morristown, died Monday following a short illness. She retired in 1940 after teaching home economics at the university for 31 years. In  1910, one year following her appointment to the College of Arts and Sciences, Miss Terrill became the first adviser of women, an office which preceded the office of dean of women. She received her college education at Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts and a doctor’s degree at the University of Chicago (Bennington Banner, December 24, 1968).

The Delta Kappa Gamma sorority established the Bertha Terrill Scholarship in her memory. The University of Vermont has a building – The Bertha M. Terrill Home Economics Building – named after her.


Miss Lillian A. McAllister – 1896-99

Lillian Angela McAllister was born in Moriah, NY, October 28, 1874, daughter of Rev. Dr. William C. and Angela M. (Bronson) McAllister.

NEWBURY CENTER. Miss Lillian McAllister, daughter of Rev. N.C. McAllister of Manchester, N.H., was highly complimented a short time ago by being tendered a position at Columbia University. Miss McAllister was a graduate from Vassar college last June, and is now instructor in French and mathematics in the Nute Endowed High School in Milton, Mass. She has recently been invited to become an assistant in the astronomical observatory of Columbia University, New York City. Naturally Miss McAllister feels highly complimented as the invitation came entirely unsought through the recommendation of the Faculty at Vassar. Her record as a student was such that she was selected out of quite a number. She has just become adjusted to her present surroundings and finds them very agreeable and feeling a moral obligation to the school where she is now employed, Miss McAllister has decided to remain m Milton (United Opinion (Bradford, VT), February 23, 1897).

THE TATTLER. Miss Lillian McAllister has declined an invitation to become an assistant in the observatory of Columbia university. Miss McAllister graduated in June from Vassar and is now teaching French and mathematics in the Nute Endowed High school in Milton, N.H. (Springfield Recorder (Springfield, VT). April 16, 1897).

Lillian Angela McAllester’s biography in a Vassar College catalog had her teaching in Milton, NH, 1896-99, and Gloucester, MA, from 1899.

Teachers … To fill these vacancies the [Gloucester School] Board, after much time and expense, has secured the services of Miss Lillian McAllester, of the Nute High School, Milton, N.H., Vassar ’95, for the French department; Miss Ida C. Gleason, principal of the Tewksbury, Mass., High School, for the commercial work; and Mr. Walter G. Whitman, of Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt., Tufts ’98, for the line of science (Gloucester School Report, 1900).

According to the Gloucester City Directory of 1900, Lillian McAllister taught French, Algebra, and English at the Gloucester High School. The High School curriculum included English, German, Greek, Latin; Civics, History; Literature; Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Physics; Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Mathematics; Bookkeeping; Commercial Law; Stenography, Typewriting; Drawing, Music; Gymnastics, and Physical Education.

William C. McAllester, a [Baptist] clergyman, aged fifty-one years (b. NY), headed a Randolph, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-six years), Angela M. McAllester, aged forty-nine years (b. NY), and his children, Lillian McAllester, a school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. NY), Ralph W. McAllester, a student, aged twenty-two years (b, NY), and Grace E. McAllester, at school, aged fourteen years (b. NY).

Fitz E. Riggs, living on his own income, aged sixty years (b. MA), headed a Gloucester, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Annie E. Riggs, aged fifty-six years (b. Canada), and his lodgers, Lillian A. McAllester, a high school teacher, aged thirty-five years (b. NY), and Maud Burroughs, a high school teacher, aged thirty-one years (b. MA).

Lillian A. McAllester applied for a US Passport in Gloucester, MA, April 5, 1910. She stated that she had been born in Moriah, NY, October 28, 1874, and was aged thirty-five years. She resided (at 53 Summer Street) in Gloucester, MA, where she followed the occupation of teacher. She was 5′ 4″ tall. She had light hair, an oblong face with a high forehead, a regular chin, and a light complexion. She had blue eyes, a medium nose, and a regular, medium mouth.

Miss Lillian McAllister was a teacher in Gloucester, MA, in May 1919 (Fitchburg Sentinel, May 19, 1919).

George H. Newell, a private practice dentist, aged sixty-one years (b. NH), headed a Gloucester, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Carrie A. Newell, aged sixty-one years (b. MA), his daughter, Katherine Newell, a violin teacher, aged twenty-seven years (b. MA), and his lodgers, Lillian A, McAllester, a high school teacher, aged forty-five years (b. NY), and Marion Bailey, a high school teacher, aged twenty-three years (b. MA). They resided on Hovey Street.

Lillian A. McAllester, of 53 Summer Street, Gloucester, MA, aged fifty-three years (b. Moriah, NY), steamed from Cherbourg, France, August 17, 1928, on board the S.S. Dresden, arriving in New York, NY, August 27, 1928.

Lillian McAllister, a public school teacher, aged fifty-five years (b. NY), headed a Gloucester, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. She shared a two-family dwelling (at 53 Summer Street) with the household of her landlord, Kilby W. Shute, a bank cashier, aged sixty-one years (b. MA). The property was valued at $5,000; McAllister paid $25 per month in rent. She had no radio set.

Lillian McAllister, of 53 Summer Street, Gloucester, MA, aged fifty-eight years (b. Moriah, NY), steamed from Liverpool, England, August 25, 1932, on board the S.S. Georgic, arriving in New York, NY, September 2, 1932.

Lillian McAllister, a high school teacher, aged sixty-five years (b. NY), headed a Gloucester, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. She had resided in the same house in 1930.

Lillian A. McAllester died in 1959.


Miss Anna F. Berry – 1899-12

Anna Florentine Berry was born in Candia, NH, March 22, 1878, daughter of Edward S. and Florentina (Elkins) Berry.

Anna Florentine Berry took a more difficult four-year Classical course at Concord High School. She graduated with the class of 1891. (She would have been thirteen years of age). Anna Florentine Berry (of Concord, NH) received her B.A. degree from Radcliffe College, in Cambridge, MA, in June 1896. She was one of thirty-nine students to do so.

Radcliffe, Class of 1896 - Detail
Anna F. Berry (Detail from Radcliffe Class Photo of 1896)

Anna F. Berry, of the Radcliffe class of 1896, taught in the Orleans, MA, high school in 1896.

The Milton section of the Dover Directory of 1901 listed Miss Anna F. Berry, a teacher, Nute High School, as having a house on School street.

The Milton section of the Dover Directory of 1905 listed Mrs. Florantine Berry, widow, as having a house at 5 School street. Miss Anna F. Berry, a teacher, Nute High School, also had the same address.

Florentine Berry, no occupation given, aged fifty-five years (b. NH), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteen (1910) Census. Her household included her daughter Anna F. Berry, a [Hampton] high school teacher, aged thirty-three years (b. NH). They appeared in the enumeration next to the household of A. Annette Gerould, whose daughter was also a high school teacher.

Anna F. Berry was an assistant teacher at the Manchester High School, in Manchester, NH, in the 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15 academic years. She had a salary of $950 (Manchester Town Report). Anna F. Berry, a teacher at the Manchester High School (515 Beech street), resided at 443 Amherst street in Manchester, NH, in 1916 (Manchester Directory, 1916).

Anna’s mother, Florentine (Elkins) Berry, died in Concord, NH, in 1918.

Arthur Cunningham, a shoe machine operative, aged sixty years (b. MA), headed a Weymouth, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Census. His household included his wife, Alice A. Cunningham, aged fifty-eight years (b. MA), and his boarder, Anna F. Smith, a public school teacher, aged twenty-five years (b. NH). [Aged forty-two years]. The resided at 70 Middle Street.

Anna F. Berry, of Weymouth, MA, sold land in Hampton, NH, to Pauline F. Pierce, of Malden, MA, for $1 (Portsmouth Herald, August 11, 1923). Anna F. Berry, of 70 Middle Street, East Weymouth, MA, Tel. WEV, 285-W, taught French at the Weymouth High School in 1920.

Berry, Anna F.
Anna F. Berry (in 1924)

Anna Florentine Berry applied for a US Passport in Norfolk County, MA, April 30, 1924. She stated that she had been born in Candia, NH, March 22, 1878, and was aged forty-six years. She resided (at 70 Middle Street) in East Weymouth, MA, where she followed the occupation of teacher. She was 5′ 3″ tall. She had brown hair, an oval face with a medium forehead, a round chin, and a dark complexion. She had brown eyes, a roman nose, and a medium mouth.

Anna F. Berry, of 70 Middle Street, East Weymouth, MA, aged forty-six years (b. Candia, NH), steamed from Cherbourg, France, August 23, 1924, on board the S.S. George Washington, arriving in New York, NY, August 31, 1928.

Wesley P. Beckford, an electrician, aged forty years (b. MA), headed a Weymouth, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Ada M. Beckford, aged thirty-six years (b. MA), Elizabeth L. Beckford, aged nine years (b. MA), and John W. Beckford, aged four years (b. MA), his father, Edwin S. Beckford, aged eighty-six years (b. NH), and his lodger, Anna F. Berry, aged forty four years (b. NH). [Aged fifty-two years]. They resided on Commercial Street. They had no radio set.

WEYMOUTH. Miss Anna Berry of East Weymouth, a teacher in the High School, will spend the remainder of the Summer visiting in Maine and New Hampshire (Boston Globe, July 14, 1932).

IN MEMORIUM. ANNA FLORENTINE BERRY. Since the last issue of the PURPLE AND GOLD, we have learned of the death on April, 1940, of Anna Florentine Berry. She was a graduate of Radcliffe and came to Nute where she served for several years. A refined and educated woman, her life was centered in her work and the care of her mother. As Freshmen, we rather in awe of her, but as Seniors we both loved and respected her. – Contributed by a Former Pupil (Nute High School Yearbook, 1941).


Miss M. Emilie McClary – 1899-1902

Maude Emilie McClary was born in Malone, NY, June 15, 1877, daughter of Martin E. and Patience (Ford) McClary.

Maude Emilie McClary, b. June 15, 1877. Attended public schools in Malone, graduated 1894; private school, New York City, 1894-95; graduated Wellesley College, 1899. Teacher in Milton, Vt. [N.H.], 1899-1902; in Malone, N.Y., 1902-05; in Columbia University, 1905-06; taught Latin in Wellesley College, 3 years, and one year at the Putnam School at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She m. Aug. 2, 1910, Willard Dana Woodbury, of Allston, Mass. Children: 1. Jean McClary, b. June 15, 1911. 2. Willard Dana, b. July 5, 1913.

Maude Emilie McClary, class of 1899, was a managing editor of the Wellesley Magazine (Wellesley Magazine, December 10, 1898). Wellesley College conferred a B.A. degree upon Maude Emilie McClary, of Malone, NY, in 1899.

M. Emilie McClary taught at Nute High School 1899-1902. After leaving Milton, she returned for a time to her hometown of Malone, NY. (And, apparently, back to being Maude E., rather than M. Emilie).

Martin E. McClary, a lawyer, aged fifty-one years, headed a Malone, NY, household at the time of the New York State Census of 1905. His household included his wife, Patience F. McClary, housework, aged forty-eight years, his children, Maude E. McClary, a teacher, aged twenty-seven years, Nelson F. McClary, a civil engineer, aged twenty-five years, and Arthur E. McClary, at school (9½), aged twenty-one years, his mother-in-law, Amanda P. Ford, aged seventy-nine years, and his servant, Alice E. Redmond, a servant, aged twenty-six years.

Several of Miss McClary’s recipes were published in the Malone Cookbook of 1908.

NORTHERN NEW YORK. A Home Wedding and Church Marriage in Malone on Tuesday. Malone, N.Y., Aug. 8. On Tuesday at one o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. McClary, on Terrace avenue, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Maud E., to Willard D. Woodbury, the Rev. J.A. Macintosh, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. The wedding was a very pretty one, the arrangements being exquisite in detail. A reception and an elaborate luncheon followed the wedding ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury left at 8:30 o’clock for Montreal, bound for the city of Quebec, and a trip up the Saguenay river. Mrs. Woodbury is the daughter of M.E. McClary. senior member of the law firm of McClary, Allen & McClary of Malone. The wedding gifts to the bride were many and beautiful. Among those from out of town who were present were Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Woodbury, R.L. Woodbury, Miss Helen H. Woodbury and Mrs. H.B. Stratton of Boston, Mrs. H.C. McClary, Miss Ella McClary and Mrs. N.A. McClary of Chicago, Ill., W.C. Tudbury of Utica, Mrs. Alice Stevens of Washington, D.C, Miss Mary J. Way of Brooklyn and Dr. and Mrs. John W. Kissane of Norwood. The bride is a graduate of Franklin Academy and of Wellesley College and has been a teacher for several years (Burlington Free Press, August 4, 1910).

Willard Woodbury, a building contractor, aged thirty-five years (b. MA), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Emily Woodbury, aged forty-two years (b. VT [SIC]), and his children, Jane Woodbury, aged four [actually, eight] years (b. MA), and Willard Woodbury, Jr., aged six years (b. MA). They shared a rented two-family dwelling at 74 Ashland Street, with the household of Joseph Keefe, a blower and furnace estimator, aged forty-nine years (b. MA).

Emily M. (McClary) Woodbury died in Boston, MA, December 21, 1960.

WOODBURY. In Jamaica Plain, Dec. 21, Emily M., wife of Willard D. of 22 Woodbourne rd., mother of Jean M. Johnstone of Ontario, Canada, and W. Dana Woodbury of Stockton, Calif. Funeral from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain. Tuesday. Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. (Boston Globe, December 24, 1960).


Miss Theodora A. Gerould – 1903-14

Theodora Annette “Nettie” Gerould was born in Watertown, MA, April 16, 1879, daughter of Lyman P. and Augusta A. (Darling) Gerould. Her father was superintendent of the gas works there. He died in 1899.

A. Annette Gerould, no occupation, aged seventy-eight years (b. MA), headed a Northampton, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her daughters, Ella H. Gerould, a trained nurse, aged forty-one years (b. MA), and Theodora A. Gerould, at school, aged forty-one years (b. MA). [Theodora was actually aged twenty-one years]. They lived on Franklin Street. Northampton is known as the Five College Town. Theodora was attending Smith College [Class of 1903].

Theodora A. Gerould has accepted the position as teacher of history and English in the Nute High School of Milton, New Hampshire. Her address is P.O. Box 145, Milton, Stafford County, New Hampshire (Smith College, 1903).

The Milton section of the Dover Directory of 1905 listed A. Annette Gerould, widow of L.P.G, as having a house at 18 Farm. [Farmington] rd. Theodora A. Gerould, a teacher, Nute High School, boarded there.

A. Annette Gerould, no occupation, aged seventy-eight years (b. MA), headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Theodora A. Gerould, a high school teacher, aged thirty-one years (b. MA), and her servant, Bessie M. Laskey, a private family servant, aged nineteen years (b. NH). They appeared in the enumeration next to the household of Florence Berry, whose daughter was also a high school teacher.

The Smith College Catalog for 1910 listed Theodora Annette Gerould, B.A., Class of 1903, as an asst. teacher at the Milton, N.H., high school. Her address was Box 180, Milton, N.H. (Smith College, 1911).

The Milton section of the Dover Directory of 1912 listed A. Annette Gerould, widow of Lyman P., as having a house at 2 Kimball, corner of So. Main. Ella H. Gerould, a trained nurse, resided in the home of Mrs. A.A.G., 2 Kimball, and Theodora A. Gerould, a teacher, Nute High School, boarded there.

The Smith College Catalog for 1915 listed Theodora Annette Gerould, B.A., Class of 1903, as having been an asst. teacher at the Milton, N.H., high school, 1903-14, and a teacher in Swampscott, Mass, from 1914. Her address was 281 Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn. (Smith College, 1916).

The Lynn Directory of 1915 listed Mrs. A. Annette Gerould as having a house at 281 Lynn Shore drive, suite 2. Ella H. Gerould boarded there, as did Theodora A. Gerould, a teacher (Swampscott).

Theodora Gerould attended the annual alumni dinner of the Nute Club of Boston in at least the years 1917 and 1918.

Theatre owner A. Paul Keith died in 1918. His will devised legacies to a wide circle of relatives and friend. Among the legatees were Ella Gerould, Theodora Gerould, and Harriet Gerould of Lynn, in the amount of $5,000 (Boston Globe, November 2, 1918).

The Lynn Directory of 1919 listed Mrs. A. Annette Gerould as having died Jan. 12, 1918. Ella H. Gerould boarded at 281 Lynn Shore drive, suite 2, as did Theodora A. Gerould.

Theodora Gerould who has been busy repairing and restoring the quaint old farmhouse on her poultry farm writes that she is ready to qualify as master painter and paper hanger. Fanny Clement must look to her laurels (Smith College, 1920).

Ella H. Gerould, no occupation given, aged seventy-one years (b. MA), headed a Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included her sister, Theodora A. Gerould, aged fifty-one years (b. MA). Ella H. Gerould owned the house, which was valued at $7,000. They did not have a radio set.

Theodora Gerould, no occupation given, aged sixty years (b. MA), headed a Bedford, MA, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. Her household included her partner [sister], Ella H. Gerould, aged eighty years (b. MA). The house was valued at $5,000. They resided at 32 North Road, which was the same house that they had occupied ten years earlier. Ella Harriet Gerould died in Bedford, MA, in 1941.

Theodora A. Gerould, of Westmore, NH, died in Bellows Falls, VT, April 6, 1964, aged eighty-four years


See also Nute High School Principals, 1891-21 and Milton Teacher of 1891-95


References:

Find a Grave. (2014, November 7). Bertha M. Terrill. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/138427823/bertha-m_-terrill

Find a Grave. (2015, September 9). Lillian A. McAllester. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/152112142/lillian-a_-mcallester

Find a Grave. (2011, October 11). Theodora Annette Gerould. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/79261017

Terrill, Bertha M. (1916). Household Management. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=-EAuAAAAYAAJ

Smith College. (1903). Smith College Monthly. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=J7IAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA122

Smith College. (1911). Catalog of the Officers, Graduates and Non-Graduates of Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 1875-1910. Published by Smith College Alumnae Association: Northhampton, MA

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University of Chicago. (1907). Annual Register. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=1CwXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA36

University of Vermont. (2019). Bertha M. Terrill Building Restoration. Retrieved from www.uvm.edu/arch/bertha-m-terrill-building-renovation

 

Author: Muriel Bristol

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