Hood, Lisette Clayton Bernheim

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Lisette Bernheim Hood, c. 1923.












Attended 1869-1870
Mont Amoena student and Dean of Faculty, 1922. Teacher of French, History, English Literature, and Pedagogy.

Education: Maryland College for Women, 1875.
Experience: 40 years teaching, 15 years newspaper work.

Birth: January 9, 1856, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
Death: December 9, 1933, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina.

Rev. Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim (1827-1916)
Elizabeth Crowe Clayton Bernheim (1831-1895)

James Thomas Hood (1857-1917)
Marriage: 1886

Dellman Osborne Hood (1887-1961)
Ernest Hood
Florence Hood Kirby

Harrison United Methodist Church Cemetery
Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

Source: www.findagrave.com, # 54769726.


Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), August 25, 1922, p. 2.

Charlotte Woman Chosen by Lutherans

Mrs. Lisette Hood, 122 East Morehead street, has been elected by the board of directors of Mt. Amoena Female Seminary at Mt. Pleasant as dean of the faculty of the seminary and will conduct classes in history, English literature, rhetoric and French. Mrs. Hood will leave September 4 to take up her new duties.

Mrs. Hood is a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. G. D. Burnheim [Bernheim], of Charlotte, one of the founders of St. Mark’s Lutheran church here and has been engaged in teaching and in other educational work most of her life. She was a teacher for many years and afterwards did much newspaper work. She was for a period the active editor of The Mill News published here. Most of her literary work has been done in the shape of poetry, short stories and other articles for magazines.

Mrs. Hoods father was also one of the founders of Mt. Amoena and was altogether one of the outstanding figures among North Carolina ministers in his day. Mrs. Hood lived at Mt. Pleasant during part of her childhood.


Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), January 25, 1931, p. 22.
The following is an excerpt of an extended article.

Growth and Development Of Our Graded Schools

Mrs. Lisette Berheim Hood, after leaving the graded schools, taught  in several institutions of higher learning. She, too, entered the literary field by writing for newspapers and magazines, besides acting as assistant editor on a newspaper and being associated with General D. H. Hill when he edited his magazine in Charlotte. She was a woman of exceptionally brilliant mind as evidenced by her accpetence of a chair of mathematics offered her In Mount Amoena seminary when she was nearing three score years and ten. And, although she had not taught for more that 20 years, she resumed her work as if there had been no lapse in time of her active career. As “Miss Lisette,” she is much loved by a wide circle of her old pupils scattered all over North Carolina…


The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 11 Dec 1932, 3.