from The Webster Evening Times, April 2, 1931(Volume 8 #152),
Widow of Capt. Bartlett was 89 Years of Age.

Mrs. Emma (Spaulding ) widow of Capt. Amos Bartlett, life long resident of the town and one of the most widely known women of Webster, died last night at the home, 2 East Main street, aged 89 years. Identified with practically every charitable work sponsored in the town and keenly interested in civic matters, Mrs. Bartlett was one of the town’s best loved women.

Capt. Bartlett, her husband, was for years identified with the Slater Corporation, as treasurer and later as a trustee of the corporation.. The chimes at Bartlett high school was a gift of Capt. Bartlett to the town. For about as long as the Slater mills have been in Webster, the Bartletts have been closely associated with the corporation.

Mrs. Barlett was the daughter of Erastus and Lucy ( Locke ) Spaulding, Mr. Spaulding being a former preacher and later business owner of the hardware business where the Waite hardware store is now located in the Spaulding block. She was born on East Main street, in the home where the Filmer school now stands.

She attended the schools of Webster and was the first young woman from Webster to attend college, goint to the Worcester Collegiate Institute, the building of which are now occupied by Worcester Academy. She was an attendant at the Church of the Reconciliation, and affiliated with various organizations of this church.

Two sons survive, Spaulding Bartlett, president of the First National Bank and formerly treasurer of the Slater Corporation, and Sidney K. Bartlett, also one daughter, Miss Lucia R. Bartlett, a trusteee of the Chester C. Corbin library.

Funeral services will be held Saturday forenoon at 11 o’clock from the Church of the Reconciliation. It is the request of the family trhat no flowers be sent. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Zion cemetery, in charge of Undertaker O. Floyd Nolf.