|Mary S Taylor
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|Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:48 pm Post subject: Schuyler, Alfaretta H. c1888-1937
|Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA May 3, 1937
Civic Leader Dies
Mrs. George H. Schuyler, for more than a decade an important figure in Pacific Grove civic affairs, who passed way this morning at a local hospital. She was best known for her work in P.T.A. and church affairs and was also a member of the Pacific Grove planning commission.
Mrs. George H. Schuyler’s Death Loss to Community
Death claimed one of Monterey Peninsula’s outstanding civic leaders this morning when Mrs Alfaratta Hutton Schuyler passed away at a local hospital. She was 49. News of the passing of Mrs. Schuyler, the wife of George H. Schuyler, came as a distinct shock to hundreds of local friends and associates despite the fact she had been in ill health for several months. Her final illness began about 10 days ago but on last Saturday she was apparently on the road to recovery. Sunday brought a relapse and she died this morning. Best known for her work in the Parent-Teachers association, in which she had held many offices, Mrs. Schuyler was also a member of the Pacific Grove planning commission and an ardent worker in the Mayflower Congregational church, Pacific Grove. Mrs. Schuyler came to Pacific Grove 11 years ago from Campbell, Santa Clara county, where she was born and lived most of her life. State P.T.A. Officer. The ideals of the Parent-Teacher association in its endeavor to achieve the best in education and citizenship for children, appealed to Mrs. Schuyler, who made the activities of that organization her chief outside interest. Her willingness to give unselfishly of her time and abilities made her one of the most outstanding and valued members of the P.T.A. in this state. At the time of her death, she was second vice president of the California Congress of P.T.A. When residing in Campbell, California, she was president of the local unit there and later served as president of the Santa Clara county council of P.T.A. Moving to Pacific Grove in the middle of her term, she commuted between here and Campbell to complete her work there, and then accepted the presidency of the Pacific Grove P.T.A., which she held for two years. Tireless Worker. For three years she was president of the Twentieth district P.T.A., which includes Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. One of the first to be certificated by the state board of education to conduct courses in parent education. Mrs. Schuyler had traveled throughout the state since 1927 in the interests of solidifying the bond between the home and the school through the education of parents. Largely through her inspiration and efforts, the P.T.A. and its program has thrived and grown on the Monterey Peninsula, and the Pacific Grove unit is considered by many of its members as a monument to the tireless work and contageious enthusiasm of Mrs. Schuyler. The Schuylers had been active in the affairs of the Congregational church at Campbell and on coming to Pacific Grove transferred their membership to the Mayflower church. Mrs. Schuyler taught a class in the Sunday school for years; was president of the Mayflower Women’s association for two years; vice president of the Women’s Missionary club for several years, and one of the most active emembers of the Friendly Circle. Into every undertaking for the welfare of the church she gave herself and her wonderful initiative and executive ability without stint. As a leader she always attracted the hearty cooperation of her fellow members, all of whom loved and appreciated her. Wide Interest. Although the church and the P.T.A. were Mrs. Schuyler’s major outside interests, she took part in many other civic and social activities. Her associates knew that her assistance could be readily enlisted in any cause for the betterment of her home city. Mrs. Schuyler was graduated from the Campbell high school in 1901 and from Stanford university in 1905. She leaves, in addition to her husband, a son, Alan Schuyler of San Francisco, and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Hutton of Campbell. A second son, Douglas Schuyler, passed away about 12 years ago. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at Mayflower church with Rev. John H. Hunter officiating, assisted by Rev. George E. Atkinson of Sebastopol. Burial, set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, will be in the family plot at Los Gatos. Rev. Mr. Atkinson is the clergyman who married Mrs. Schuyler.
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Schuyler, Alfaretta H., married G.H., age 49, died in Monterey County on May 2, 1937