This Day In Norwood History- July 18

NORWOOD’S CENTENARIAN,


Mrs Mary D. Chickering, Dies Very Peacefully.
Enjoyed Full Control of Her Faculties to the Very Last.


In Early Years She Taught in Famous Old Brick Schoolhouse.


NORWOOD, July 17—Mrs Mary Dean Chickering, the oldest resident of this town, died at her home on Maple st last night, aged 100 years 1 month and two days.


She Celebrated Her 100th Birthday June 14— Her Death Occurred Friday.


She was the daughter of John Dean, and one of a family of six children. In her earlier years she was a school teacher and taught the district schools of Sharon, Walpole and the famous brick schoolhouse of East Walpole, of which the late Hon Frank W. Bird and a number of other local celebrities were graduates.

She married Mr Dean Chickering in 1826 and by him had one son, John Dean Chickering of this town.

Her husband died about 1857, since which time she has remained a widow.

She retained the use of her faculties to a remarkable degree up to the last, when she sank quietly to sleep.

An elaborate celebration of her 100th birthday took place last month, at which many of the prominent people of this and the surrounding towns were present, a full account of which was published in The Globe.

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