Mary Carpenter Emerson, class of 1927

Mary Carpenter Emerson was born in Louisiana where she lived until the age of eleven. She moved to Rhode Island with her mother after her father passed away. After graduating from Pembroke College in 1927, she received a Bachelor of Education degree from the Rhode Island College of Education. She travelled extensively with her husband, an officer in the Navy,  and taught in various schools throughout the world. She had two children, born in the Philippines and Hawaii. Emerson passed away in May of 2004.