1868-1950
Mrs. Esmond G. Cherryman
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March 7, 1868, Lisbon, Michigan.

June 21, 1950, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsdale, Michigan.

Daughter of Dr. Charles Koon, Myrtle attended the Detroit Training School of Elocution and English Literature. She founded and directed the Grand Rapids School of Elocution (1886-90). She was the society editor and music critic for the Grand Rapids Evening Press for 12 years, and composed a body of piano music. Her works include:

  1. O Native Land, How Fair You Seem
  2. We Come Today with Happy Hearts to Greet
  1. Father of Light, We Sing in Thy Praise