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CALHOUN COUNTY MICHIGAN

CALHOUN COUNTY

PROF. PIENRY A. PIERCE The many Marshall friends of Prof. Henry A. Pierce will learn of his death with deep regret. He died at his home in Lansingburg, New York, on Dec. 21. 1882. In 1853, in obedience to the wishes of the school board, Prof. Henry A. Pierce came to Marshall and accepted the position of principal of our public schools. His wife, an experienced educator, was chosen to assist him in the high school room. They were both conscientious workers, and the schools greatly improved under their labors. The Marshall Statesman of May, 1855, gives the result of a visit to the schools by a close observer. He says: 'The discipline of the school cannot be too highly applauded. I have never yet known it excelled, if equaled, by any school that has come under my observation. It is by close observation and patient investigation that this vantage ground has been gained. The principal of the school, Mr. Henry A. Pierce, together with his associates, have not only won laurels for themselves, but imposed the most sacred obligations upon their patrons. " The flattering success of Prof. Pierce and his wife in educating the young led them to seriously consider the question of opening a seminary for young ladies in this city. A number of citizens were interested in. the enterprise and the Mansion house, now the residence of Charles P. Dibble, was purchased for this purpose. A brick structure was built just east of it for a school-house, and the Mansion house property was used as a boarding house for the young ladies.

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