MRS . PENGLASE, EDUCATOR, DIES AT GRANDVIEW
BESSEMER - Mrs. Margaret Penlase, 90, well known local educator, died la st night at 10:30 at Grand View hospital where she was admitted for treatment ab out six weeks ago. Mrs. Penglase was well known on the range through activities as teacher and principal of the Puritan school, where she was engaged for a quar ter of a century. Retiring in June 1931. The late Miss Rose Burt, former Besseme r Township school superintendent, expressed the sentiment of the community, rega rding Mrs. Penglase, at the farewell party given for her at the Puritan school o n June 12, 1931, on her retirement. Paying tribute to Mrs. Penglase, Miss burt s aid. "She has attained a distinctive place in your affections because of her inh erent qualities of character, retentive memory, unlimited patience great common sense, charitable mind understanding heart, forgetfullness of self, and service to others." The speaker defined a good teacher as "one, who with little to do wi th, through sheer force of personality, so trains groups of boys and girls, that they can hold creditably, whatever niche in the affairs of men, that they may b e called upon to fill. Such a teacher was Mrs. Penglase". she said. Mrs. Penglas e was born in New York State on April 29, 1865 and was reared in Ishpeming, wher e her parents moved when she was a child. Her maden name was Margaret Gray. She graudated from the Ishpeming High School and taught school in the Copper country , until she was married to William Penglase, with whom she moved to Bessemer amo ng the early pioneers. Some years after the death of her husband, she resumed te aching, in 1906 at the Puritan school, teaching there for 25 years. During summe r vacations, she attended the Northern Michigan College of Education, at Marquet te. During the past 27 years, Mrs. Penglase had lived at the home of her son in law, the late Leo Isdebski, and Mrs. Isdebski. She was noted for her artistic ne edlecraft work and knitting. She was a member of the Presbyterian church; and th e Dorcas Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She had two children, a daughter, Beryl l (the former Mrs. Leo Isdebski, who died in 1925 and a son Milton now hospitali zed in a Veterans hospital at St. Cloud, Minn. Only immediate survirors are her son Milton; a grandson, Robert Isdebaki, Milwaukee, Wis., and one sister Mrs. Wi lliam Prentiss, Minden, Ontario, Canada, who is the last of ten, of the Gray fam ily. She is preceded in death by three brothers, William, Joseph, and W. K. Gray ; and five sisters, Mrs. J. W. Best Sr. late of Ironwood; Mrs. George Lord, Detr oit,; Mrs. William Bradley, New Jersey; Mrs. Sadie Gloyne, Harlem, Mont.; and Mr s. Beardsley, British Columbia, Can. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Chruch with Dr. W.O Harless officiating. Interment wil l be in Hillcrest Cemetery. The remains are at the J. J. Frick Funeral Home.