Marguerite Appleton, class of 1914

Marguerite Appleton was the daughter of a Brown University chemistry professor.  After attending Hope High School, she followed her two older sisters to Pembroke College where she received her A.B in 1914.  After beginning a career in teaching, she went back to Pembroke to receive a Master’s degree.  Later she finished her doctorate in history at Pembroke with a dissertation on “Rhode Island’s First Court of Admiralty Southworth.”  Appleton taught history at Wellesley College, (MA) Lindenwood College, (MO); and Grove City College (PA).   She authored “A Portrait Album of Four Rhode Islanders,” “A History of the First Baptist Church,” “A History of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America,” and “A History of the Handicraft Club.”  She contributed articles to the Dictionary of American Biography and the New England Quarterly.  Miss Appleton lived to 102 years of age.  She died in Providence on October 24, 1994.     



  • Sophomore Masque 1912
Marguerite appears on the left