|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1889|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1992|
Cumberland Evening Times, June 1992
CUMBERLAND — Kensington Algonquin residents and staff had the pleasure of helping Agnes Carroll celebrate her 103rd birthday last week. Miss Carroll was born June 17, 1889, in Midland. The oldest child in a family of eight children, Miss Carroll is the only survivor. The retired teacher describes her best memory of life as her teaching career. Her worst memories are of World War I.
Miss Carroll graduated from St. Joseph's School in Midland and began a teaching career at Johnson School in Garrett County in 1907. A year later she returned to Allegany County and taught at McCoole until 1910. Both were one-room schools with no lights. Heat was provided by a large coal stove operated by the teacher with help from some of the older boys.
According to Miss Carroll, when a female teacher married she was expected to stop teaching. Her salary of $30.05 per month was considered "very good money" in those days.
Miss Carroll was appointed principal of the Lindnerville School in 1918. She recalls the wooden four-room school had no water or toilets. The principal was instrumental in planning the new East Side School to replace Lindnerville. The new brick school had water, toilets and even served hot lunch. Miss Carroll served as both principal and teacher at East Side for 35 years until her retirement in 1950.
It's not unusual for Miss Carroll to have her students stop by the Kensington for a visit. She says this is still the high point of her career and her life.
James Patrick Carroll (1863 - 1931)
Margaret A Kenny Carroll (1868 - 1953)
Agnes Carroll (1889 - 1992)
Margaret Carroll Stephens (1891 - 1971)*
Patrick Joseph Carroll (1892 - 1957)*
Simon Kenny Carroll (1895 - 1966)*
John E Carroll (1903 - 1974)*
Paul V. Carroll (1910 - 1969)*
Saint Patricks Cemetery
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