Evelyn May Lyman

Evelyn May Lyman


Evelyn M. Lyman was born June 1910 in Springfield, Massachusetts, daughter of Fredrick Clinton and Lille Royce (Sykes) Lyman.  She was educated at Massachusetts State College (now University of Massachusetts), receiving her BS degree in 1931.  She would later earn a Masters of Education from Boston University in 1965.  From 1931 to 1938, Miss Lyman was Director of homemaking for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Rhodes Island and worked for the Maine Cooperative Extension Service. 

Beginning in 1938, she was a missionary teacher in home economics with the American Board of Commissioners at its Mount Silinda Mission in Southern Rhodesia.  Upon returning home in 1944, Miss Lyman continued her career as a home demonstration agent in Maine and Massachusetts until 1955, when she became Associate Professor in home management at the University of Rhodes Island.  She died March 1973 in Brookline, Massachusetts.


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