The Cupheag Crier

Mary G. Clinton recalls her childhood in Stratford

June 10, 2019

Mary G. Clinton was born in 1880.  She attended Center School and graduated from the 8th Grade.  She married Marine Colonel Thomas Clinton and traveled with him, in their early married years, to the Philippines, Jamaica, and Washington DC.

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton lived at 2012 Elm Street.  Mrs. Clinton passed away June 17, 1965.

In this brief recording, Mrs. Clinton is interviewed by Vivienne Knapp and Alma Fowler on March 3, 1964.  She recounts the early Caribbean ship trade in town, Captain Benjamin Pulaski, her membership in the Housatonic Boat Club, shad fishing in the Housatonic, the Stratford Library, the Todd grocery and dry goods store, and John Sterling.  Mrs. Clinton spent a lifetime performing volunteer work at Christ Episcopal Church.

 

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