Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mrs. S. K. Marston

Sixty-four years ago this winter the first school that was taught in what is now Lyman Township was taught in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Marston, in an up-stairs room. Mrs. Marston was the teacher. Later a school house was built and Mrs. Marston continued to teach in the new quarters. Many years after that, one of her pupils wrote of her, (his letter lies before us as we write) " A good teacher she was too. Patient with some of us who were either too stupid or too dull to make good scholars."
"One of the painful memories which lingers with me is the accident that made a cripple of her life. The snow lay deep on the ground. A horse was brought for her but she had scarcely mounted when she was thrown off and her hip dislocated." (We hope to publish more of this letter later.)

--Roberts Herald. 10 October 1923.

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