Alice Belle Ricker entered Westbrook Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute in December 1890 at age 14 and graduated in June 1894 at age 17.
Her brother Paul, older by two years, also attended Westbrook Seminary.
Alice was from Falmouth, the daughter of Wentworth Pottle Ricker and Dorcas Ann (Merrill) Ricker. Her father was a farmer and peddler of corn.
He died of cancer before Alice could finish her education, and her mother remarried becoming Mrs. W. H. Barker.
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