Libby, Susan Caroline Frank (1847-1936)

Susan Caroline "Susie" Frank Libby
Susan Caroline "Susie" Frank Libby

In recognition for: Service to the Town of Gray as the first female Supervisor of Schools

In 1879, Susan Caroline "Susie" Frank Libby (15 Jan 1847 - 16 Dec 1936) became the first female Supervisor of Schools in Gray.  She was a Gray native and a long-time schoolteacher.  In 1885, Susie married her childhood sweetheart, John S. Libby, when he traveled to Maine on the Trans-Continental Railroad after twenty years in California.  

The newlyweds settled on his 320-acre farm—later known as Libby Ranch—southwest of Paicines in Cienega Valley, San Benito County and raised two children.

Sponsor: Elizabeth Bullen
Added: 10 Nov 2014