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Carter, Frances Berry, 1898
 
    Died June 21, 1982

Frances Berry was born April 14, 1898, in Dundas, Minnesota. A 1920 graduate of Hamline University, she taught and was a librarian for two years before marrying Thomas Carter in 1922. In 1923, the Carters moved to Albion from Chicago, where Thomas had attended graduate school for a year. The Carters lived in Albion until they entered the M.J. Clark Memorial Home in Grand Rapids in 1976.

Frances helped establish the Albion branch of AAUW, served as its president, and later became a life member. She was president of the Parent-Teacher Association and a trustee of the First Methodist Church. She was also the president of its women’s organization, called the Women’s Society for Christian Service at that time, and was on the furnishing committee for Wesley Chapel and the kitchen of the new educational complex built in conjunction with Goodrich Chapel and dedicated in 1958. She was a province president for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and appeared in Who’s Who of American Women in 1959.

Frances died on June 21, 1982.

Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.

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