Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Carrie G. Knight - Class of 1876

This photograph of Carrie G. Knight was taken at the time of her graduation from Dummer Academy in 1876. Carrie was one of six girls to first enroll at the Academy in 1872 under the direction of Ebenezer and Sarah Parsons. For a period of ten years, 1872 to 1882, neighborhood girls were accepted as day students. After graduating from the Academy, Carrie married classmate Frank M. Ambrose. They lived for many years in the 1695 Ambrose House on Elm Street built on a section of the original Richard Dummer grant. The ancient colonial home later became the site of the South Byfield Post Office with Mrs. Carrie K. Ambrose as Postmistress and is still standing today.

1 comment:

  1. s of the Ambrose house and love to read about the history of its former occupants.
    K Emmith


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