Isom, Mary Frances
- Pamelyn Nance Dane
Isom, Mary Frances (27 February 1865–15 April 1920), librarian, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Frances A. Walter and John Franklin Isom, a prominent Union army surgeon from Cleveland, Ohio. Isom attended Cleveland public schools, and in 1883 she attended Wellesley College but left after one year because of poor health. Her mother died in 1891, and Isom took over managing the house for her father....