Hortense Merrill, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1895
Hortense Merrill graduated from Farmington State Normal School in 1881 and received her degree from the school's Advanced Course in 1884. She then taught language at F.S.N.S. from 1885 to 1901 and English literature and history from 1903 to 1921. Miss Merrill left the school in 1921 after 37 years of service and married Herbert J. Keith, who was also at F.S.N.S. graduate (Class of 1880).