Bosserd, Addie, 1883
Addie was born October 18, 1883, on her family’s farm in Marengo Township. She received her education at Calhoun County Normal, Marshall High School, and the future Western Michigan University. She taught in rural county schools for 37 years and spent six happy years with junior high school-aged boys at Starr Commonwealth.After retiring from teaching, Addie opened her home to boys who needed room and board, and considered them her family. Floyd Starr was a personal friend and visited Addie at the retirement home where she lived the last years of her life.Addie made many friends during her seven years at the retirement home and was avidly interested in local and national affairs. She attended most of the facility’s functions, especially enjoying her 101st birthday party. She was a life member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Michigan and National Retired Teachers Associations, and a former member of the Marshall Monday Club.
Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room, Memorial Tribute to Addie Bosserd
From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.