|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1861|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1914|
From the 1914 Richmond Indiana High School Yearbook, written by Rev. John S. Lightbourn, St. Paul's Episcopal Church:
She was a graduate of the State Normal School at Terre Haute, and also received the degrees of A.B. and A. M. from the Indiana State University. In addition to these honors, Miss Test enjoyed the distinction of being elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, because of her scholarship. For about thirty-one years she was engaged in teaching--four years of that period in the Fairmount Academy, Fairmount, Indiana, and about one and one-half years in the Richmond High School, teaching Latin and German, after 15 years of the same work in the Garfield School.
Self-forgetfulness and thoroughness were highly developed marks of Mist test's character. Whatever she undertook to do, whether in the home, or in the school, or in the church, which she loved with a wholesouled and pre-eminently intelligent love, she did with a sweet forgetfulness of self, not consulting her own comfort, far less to enhance her own glory, but with an eye to the greatest good to all. This inborn forgetfulness of self ripened into perfection, as nearly as perfection is possible to human nature, during the last few years of her life. Those years witnessed the most heroic struggle of her entire career. Conscious of being seized with an ailment which she knew meant untold suffering, yet never a word of complaint passed her lips, nor a display of impatience marred the serenity of her inmost soul. And best of all, her implicit and childlike faith in God and the redeeming work of the Lord Jesus Christ was never shaken by her sufferings. Indeed this unshaken faith was the secret power which sustained her in her struggle, and enabled her to win such a glorious victory.
Volumes could be written describing the real worth of such a character as this, but the writer of this Appreciation must conclude by saying that the world has been richer than it otherwise would have been for having had Miss Test in it, and by urging all who have been her pupils from time to time to strive to emulate her in these three particulars, namely, her self-forgetfulness, her thoughtfulness, and, above all, her implicit faith in God, which was the mainspring of her splendid Career.
Zaccheus Test (1828 - 1905)
Note: Interment 3/22/1914
Plot: Section 4
Created by: William Roha
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73895067