Only transcripts are included in this collection. Each transcript will include vital details transcribed from the original source material. The amount of available information will vary, but most records will include a combination of the following details:
The state of Rhode Island is located in New England, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Rhode Island’s history is, in many instances, the history of the United States. It was one of the original Thirteen Colonies – and the first amongst them to renounce allegiance to the British Crown.
Some of the notable individuals found in this collection are as follows:
Sarah Elizabeth Doyle
Doyle was an educational reformer and educator. She played a role in both the founding of the Rhode Island School of Design and in getting female students admitted to Brown University. From her death record in this collection, we learn that she was born in 1830 and died on 21 December 1922 at the age of 92. Her parents are listed as Thomas and Martha. Her place of death is recorded as being Providence, Rhode Island.
Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf
Helen Metcalf was a founder and director of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877. A group of women from Rhode Island, inspired by the 1876 Centennial Celebration, banded together to start the school in Providence. During its early days, the classes were composed mainly of women, learning ‘useful arts’. From her burial record, we learn that Helen Metcalf was 64 when she died on 1 March 1895. Her husband is listed as Jesse. Metcalf was buried in Providence, Rhode Island.
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