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    Mrs. Emma T. Brown. Among the women of high intellectual attainments who are now residing at Troy, one who formerly contributed many years of splendid service to the cause of education is Mrs. Emma T. Brown. She was born at Calais, Washington County, Me., a daughter of William B. and Lucy (Keen) Taylor. Captain Taylor, who is now deceased, spent the greater part of his life as the proprietor of a hardware store at Calais, with the exception of the period of the war between the North and the South, when he was captain of a company of volunteers in the Twenty-second Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry. There were six children in the family: Walter E.; William B., Jr., who was engaged in the plumbing business at Chicago, Ill.; Mary B., who was for many years a teacher in the public schools of Portland, Me., but has given up her educational work in order to care for her widowed mother; Frank H., who has been identified with the postoffice at Calais for about thirty years, under various administrations Helen L. and Emma T. Emma T. Taylor graduated from the high school at Calais, following which she went to Farmington, Me., where she took the normal course for teachers. Graduating from that institution, she at once entered upon her career as a teacher, although she has since taken a Chautauqua teachers' course of four years. She was engaged in teaching school for twenty-three years, first ten years in Troy, Ohio, during which time she was principal of the Forest school for six years, in Troy, Ohio, and then for ten years in Portland, Me. Then she taught at the Edwards school for four years. She was a great favorite with parents and scholars alike, and possessed the happy faculty of being able to impart to others the vast store of knowledge which she had accumulated. In 1901 Miss Taylor was united in marriage with Cyrus T. Brown, a native of Troy, who was largely interested in agricultural and mercantile affairs here for many years, and whose death occurred in 1914. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Altrurian Club and the Home Circle and is a leader in intellectual affairs at Troy. During the war she did her part.

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