History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

1864, and president of the New Haven Steamboat Company. He went abroad, where he resided for several years. He died suddenly in Paris, France, Nov. 24, 1878, at the age of 49.

    Miss Charlotte A. Catlin — a sister of the wide of Dr. M. B. Baker, and an aunt of Miss C. Alice Baker, the historical writer - had a flourishing school on the first floor of the building. Miss Catlin was a "lady of the old school," and paid great attention to the manners and morals of her pupils, besides teaching them reading, spelling, grammar, and plain sewing, as "fine arts."

    The following were some of her pupils: —

    CLARA DWIGHT, Springfield, Mass., now Mrs. Judge Wm. S. Shurtleff. — Judge Shurtleff was a member of the class of 1850 at Williston Seminary. He graduated at Yale College in 1854, and has been a prominent lawyer since 1856; was colonel of the 46th Regiment Massachusetts Vols. during the civil war; is Secretary of the Springfield Institution for Savings, and since 1863 has been the judge of probate for Hampden county. Judge Shurtleff is assiduous in his official duties and metes out justice to all who require his services.

    JULIA EDWARDS, Charlestown, Mass. — Married Charles H. Hurd, Esq., Boston, Mass.

    MARY EDWARDS. — Married a Mr. Childs, Cleveland, O.

    LELIA CHILDE, Springfield, Mass. — Was lost on the steamer "Arctic," by a collision with the steamer "Vesta," off the coast of Newfoundland, Sept. 27, 1854, at the age of 19 years.

    SOPHIA W. HOWARD and CATHERINE L. HOWARD, Springfield, Mass., of Misses Howard's widely known private school

    MARY AMES, Springfield, Mass.

    ELIZABETH AMES, Springfield, Mass.

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