Margaret Waterman, class of 1927

Margaret Waterman was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the fifth of six children. Her father, Lewis Anthony Waterman, was a graduate of Brown University and her mother, Katherine Minerva Utter, was a graduate of Vassar College. Waterman graduated from the Lincoln School and attended Pembroke College for one year. She studied at Smith College for two years before completing her senior year at Pembroke and graduating cum laude with an A.B. in social science. She was a descendant of five Mayflower passengers as well as of Roger Williams and Rhode Island governors John Cranston, Samuel Cranston, Jeremiah Clarke, and Gabriel Bernon. She was a member of the Order of Founders and Patriots, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Bridge chapter of the Republican Women, the Chopin Club of Providence, and the Chaminade Club. Waterman married Harry Devoe, Sr. and had twin children Harry, class of 1955, and Margaret Devoe Gidley, class of 1956. She had four grandsons, three great-grandsons, and a great-great-grandson. She died on September 12, 2002 at the age of 97.