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Dickinson, Grace Percy (1877-1950) | Maine Maritime Museum Manuscript Collection Online Catalog

Name: Dickinson, Grace Percy (1877-1950)

Historical Note:

Grace Percy Dickinson was born in Phippsburg, Me., March 14, 1877. She attended Bradford academy while the family was at sea. Later she finished her school education at Westbrook Seminary where she received a L.A. (Liberal Arts) degree. Following graduation, she began teaching school in the Percy district of Phippsburg in the old stone schoolhouse, under Superintendent J. W. Doughty. She also taught in the school at Dromore and later went to Brunswick where she was a teacher for several years.

            Grace was a member of Winter Street Congregational church and for years was chairman of the Mother’s Day Flower committee. She served as secretary of the first Woman’s Republican club organized in Sagadahoc County. She was a member of Genesta chapter of the Eastern Star and secretary of the Dromore Burying Ground Association.

            She and her sister, Bessie E. Dickinson, opened the first tourist home in Bath and were co-hostesses of Ridin’ Light Lodge in Bath where they entertained many distinguished visitors representing the W. C. T. U. (Woman’s Christian Temperance Union).

            After a long illness, Grace Percy Dickinson died at the age of 73 on September 1, 1950.

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