From the 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Mrs. J.R. Appleton
DOB – 22 Feb 1912
DOD 5 March 2001 Massachusetts
Maiden name: Muirhead
Teacher of English Literature, Civics, and American Literature, Mrs. Appleton is a graduate of the Wheelock School of Boston. She received her teacher’s training at the Boston University School of Education. She is widely traveled and a most interesting and enlightening lecturer. Mrs. Appleton was an Associate Professor of Literature at the American University at Beirut, Syria for a period of four years.
Among the new faculty members are Mrs. Appleton . . . she teaches Humanities and Literature. In the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal: Glimpses of the Faculty: Mrs. Esther Grace Appleton – Mrs. Grace Appleton, born in Massachusetts, spent most of her life in the New England states. She graduated from the Wheelock School and the Boston University School of Education where she did special work in English and Psychology. Mrs. Appleton taught for four years at the American University, Beirut, Syria. During vacation periods she visited many of the European countries including the northern most point of Norway as well as the countries of the near East, Turkey, Palestine, and Egypt. In the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal: Members of Mrs. Appleton’s Humanities Class and Mrs. Pitt’s 9th grade Social Studies attended an exhibit of Oriental Arts and Crafts last week. In the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal: FACULTY DURING VACATION: Mrs. Appleton plans to rest.