Susan <I>Willis</I> Carleton

Susan Willis Carleton

Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Mar 1876 (aged 57)
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Spruce Ave., Lot 2856
Memorial ID 63388095 · View Source
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Northfield College [Minnesota] met with serious financial challenges until 1871, when Massachusetts brass wares manufacturer William Carleton agreed to donate $50,000 to the College that now bears his name.The following year, thanks to a $10,000 gift from Carleton's one-time assistant and second wife, Susan Willis Carleton, the fledgling college moved into its first new building. Willis Hall still stands today on the western edge of campus, and now houses the political science and economics departments. [Source:]
Miss Willis married Mr. Carleton following the death of his first wife, Lydia Hunting [a relative of Miss Willis.]
Susan is buried in the Carleton family plot.

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Susan Willis Carleton
Died March 23, 1876
Aged 62 yrs.


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  • Created by: Stephanie Saxon
  • Added: 27 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 63388095
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Willis Carleton (Apr 1818–23 Mar 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63388095, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Stephanie Saxon (contributor 47052322) .