In recognition for: Service to the Town of Gray
Helen Isabel Merrill (28 Jan 1885 - 19 May 1965) was the first Town of Gray librarian. Born in Portland, she was the daughter of William H.C. Merrill & Sarah T. Hall. Her mother died when Helen was an infant and she was raised by her Aunt Julia and Uncle James Hall in Gray.
When the Stimson Memorial Hall Library opened in Jan. 1907, Helen I. Merrill became the first town librarian and she served in this capacity until 1943.
She never married and is buried in Gray Village Cemetery.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Bullen
Added 10 Nov 2014