Barbara Fawcett Schreiber

Barbara Fawcett Schreiber is one of Historic Ridgewood's most notable residents.  In May of 1998, she wrote an article for the neighborhood newsletter, describing life in Ridgewood's early years. Working closely with the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum and its volunteers, we were able to bring Barbara's story to life.  Use the link below to view her story.  

Barbara Fawcett Schreiber Biography

Barbara Fawcett Schreiber (1915-2002) served the Canton community in countless ways over the course of her storied career. She was born in Canton to Ralph and Leta Fawcett. Her mother founded the local Philomatheon Society of the Blind. Her father was president of Republic Stamping and Enameling and later Monarch Rubber Company.  Barbara was the oldest of three girls. She graduated from McKinley High School and briefly attended Duke University as one of the first women to be admitted. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in English from Connecticut College and then a master’s degree from Kent State University which allowed her to teach high school English, French and history. She married Robert Schreiber, who went on to become president of the Canton Recreation Department Board and who was a well-known Canton sports figure. They had four children together- son Ralph and daughters Linda, Barbara and Susan. The Schreibers lived in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Canton. Read more...

Original Newsletter Article

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