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Alice Wiggin

Alice Wiggin, born in 1878, moved to Franklin, Massachusetts in 1885 at the age of seven. She attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1902, before teaching English at Franklin High School from 1902 to 1944. The Classes of 1929 and 1933 dedicated their yearbooks, known as The Oskey, to her.


During her retirement, Wiggin read new books for the Franklin Public Library and advised them on which ones to add to their collection. She cooked meals and delivered them to whomever needed them and voluntarily drove neighbors and friends to doctors’ appointments. Wiggin also cared for foster children. She was voted Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club of Franklin in 1956.


Alice Wiggin died of a heart attack on May 28, 1966 and is buried in the Union Street Cemetery in Franklin.

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