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News of Miss Emelia Goldsworthy

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 15, 1905

News of Miss Emelia Goldsworthy

Former Fort Dodge Girl Continues to Rise in Art Work.

She Will Teach in Normal

Leaves Excellent Position in Indianapolis Schools to go to Kalamazoo, Mich. – Picture in Indianapolis Paper Fine Work.

Friends of Miss Millie Goldsworthy, a former Fort Dodge girl will be interested to know that her picture appears in a recent Indianapolis paper, below it is a very complimentary notice concerning her.

Miss Goldsworthy lived in Fort Dodge during her girlhood and commenced her studies in art in this city. Later she went to Chicago and then to New York and abroad, to study, and has made herself one of the finest instructors of art in schools, in the United States.

From time to time news of her continued success has reached Fort Dodge and her flattering offer to each in a summer at school for teachers was the last news of her continual rise. The following item shows that after efficient work in Indianapolis she goes to teach in a Michigan normal school. The manner in which she has spent the last few years, and the way she has rendered herself to those with whom she has associated, is shown in the item:

“Miss Emelia M. Goldsworthy will sever her connection with the city schools at the close of this term, to become head of the department of art instruction of the Western State Normal School at Kalamazoo, Mich., Miss Goldsworthy was honor (sic) guest as a farewell reception given in the art department of the Shortridge High School. Miss Seegmiller, Miss Selleck, Otto Stark and others assisted in receiving, and leading artists of the city were among the guests. Miss Goldsworthy has been connected with the schools here for seven years and visited fifty-eight buildings. The association with teachers and pupils has been very pleasant, and Miss Goldsworthy regrets that she much leave them. Before coming here she was supervisor of drawing at Calumet, Mich. She studied at the Chicago Art Institute and Pratt Institute, and spent the summer of 1900 abroad, visiting the galleries of Europe. Other summers she has spent sketching at Ipswich, Mass., and the neighborhood of Indianapolis and Brookville. Miss Goldsworth (sic) has received many good-by (sic) letters from teachers and pupils, which she will take with her as treasures from her agreeable life in this city. A number of Indianapolis teachers will go to Kalamazoo with Miss Goldsworthy to attend the summer session of the Normal school.”

(Editor’s note: Google resources tell me that she was born in Platteville, Wis., in 1869 and died in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1955. She apparently married some time after this article, because many of the references I found list her as Emelia Goldsworthy Clark. On, I found a marriage record of Emelia Goldsworthy to Irving Clark in Kalamazoo, Mich., on 2 June 1920. He was 49, she was 50.)

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