Clark, Isabel G. & Harriet M.

The following appeared in the Springfield Republican, 5 June 1913:

“Death of Miss Isabel G. Clark in California

Miss Isabel G. Clark, 81, a former resident of Northampton, died Monday at her home in Berkeley, Cal. She had lived in California since 1892. Miss Clark was principal of the girls’ grammar school in Northampton when Miss Martha Damon of Bridge Street was principal of the boys’ grammar school. A school which she subsequently taught in Danville, Ky., was closed because of the Civil War, and she returned to Northampton, where she and her sister, Miss Harriet Clark, opened a private school on Elm Street. The school gained a high standing and was attended by the children of prominent families. Several Chinese and Japanese boys attended, among whom was Gumpei Kuwada, now prominent in the Japanese government. Her sister, Miss Harriet Clark, and her brother, George Watson Clark, city treasurer, both of Northampton, are the only surviving members of a family of 10 children.”


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