Obituaries from September 1957 Alumni Magazine

September 1957

Mrs. Howard G. Watson, formerly Helen Fooks Wright, of the class of 1903, died on May 31, 1957.  She was the principal of a high school in Perryville, MD, and the mother of one.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of Pi Beta Phi, along with the Harmon Literary Society, the Navy League, and the Women's College Club of Cecil County, MD.  She was a also a former president of the Retired Teachers of Marylnd.  Miss Ruth E. White, class of 1904, died at the age of 81 in Carlisle Hospital.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson and earned a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania.  She taught English in the Steelton and Carlisle high schools, and also taught the same subject in the Evandor Childs and Dewitt Clinton high schools in New York City.  She wrote History of the Methodist Church in Carlisle, Pa., 1792-1954.  Mary E. McDermott, a research economist for the Atlantic Refining Company and a member of the class of 1926, died in Philadelphia of a heart attack on May 5th, 1957.  She had worked for the Atlantic Refining Company for 20 years.  She was originally born in Connellsville, Pa., and she graduated from Carlisle High school in 1922.