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The Eastern Gazette 4-14-1949, p.8
Charter Member Of Literary Club Dies Mrs. Abby Chandler Corey, widow of the Rev. J. Albert Corey, died in a private nursing home in Portland on April 2. She had resided in Portland about 25 years. Mrs. Corey, a native of Dexter, attended Dexter schools and was graduated in 1878 from the Maine Wesleyan Seminary College, now Kents Hill, the first New England institution of its day, where a woman could obtain a college degree. Then for some years Miss Chandler tenderly cared for an aging mother and father. In 1894 she began teaching Latin in Dexter High School, where she showed exceptional ability as a teacher and friend of her pupils. She was married to the Rev. J. Albert Corey at Dexter in 1911. She was a true helpmate in pastorates in Searsport, Intervale, N. H., and Eliot, Maine, where Mr. Corey died in 1915. She returned to the teaching field for about five years in Beaver College, Beaver, Pa., where the Rev. Horace Haskell was president. For years Mrs. Corey has been the only living charter member of the Dexter Woman's Literary Club founded May 6, 1880. On the 60th anniversary of the club in 1940, she received the Pioneer Club woman's bronze medal. She also was a member of the Portland Urban Literary Club, the W. C. T. U. and the Clark Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Harry Brook, Ocean Park; stepson, Howard Corey, Boston; two nephews, Raymond Chandler, South Portland and Clayton Chandler, Watertown, Mass.