1868–1950
Mrs. Esmond G. Cherryman

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Born: March 7, 1868, Lis­bon, Mi­chi­gan.

Died: June 21, 1950, Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan.

Buried: Oak Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Hills­dale, Mi­chi­gan.

Biography

Myrtle was the daugh­ter of Dr. Charles Koon.

She 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.

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