Lippard, Susan Frances “Fannie”

Frances Lippard as music instructor at Mont Amoena, c. 1896.

Class of 1895
Graduation Essay, “Music as a Fine Art”

Faculty: Music Director 1895-1896

Birth: September 13, 1874, North Carolina
Death: October 7, 1911, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Jeremiah C. Lippard (1852-1929)
E. Cornelia Shive Lippard (1854-1935)

James Crooks Lippard (1876-1918)

Spouse: Prof. Arthur Wesley George (1873-1960)
Marriage: 1 Jul 1906, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Source:, #54335752.


Daily Concord Standard (Concord, NC), 3 Feb 1900, p. 1.

A Literary Society Organized.

The Institute Literary Society which was organized a week ago, held its first meeting Friday night. The society was called to order by the president, Miss Frances Lippard.

After the opening exercises by the chaplain, the following program was rendered:
Select Reading – Miss Rosa Mund
Recitation – Miss Edith Shubert
Vocal Solo – Miss Daisy Barrier
Essay – Miss Connie Pounds

This program was well rendered and was highly enjoyed by all present. After transaction of business and motion of adjournment, the meeting was brought to a close by a brilliant piano duet, by two of our musical members. A. E. B., Secretary.


The Times-Mercury (Hickory, NC), 6 May 1903, 4

Rev. J. L. M. Lyerly and daughter, Miss May, and Miss Frances Lippard, of Crescent Academy, spent part of their time at Mr. P. W. Michael’s while in Hickory attending the Reformed church Classis.


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), July 5, 1906, p. 1.

Miss Frances Lippard and Professor A. W. George of Crescent to be Married

Miss Frances Lippard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry C. Lippard, and Professor A. W. George, of Crescent, are to be married this evening at 6 o’clock at the bride’s home on Spring Street. The wedding will be a quiet one without attendance, and following the wedding the bride and groom will take the train for a bridal tour.

The ceremony will be performed by Rev. W. S. Beck in the presence of only a few relatives and friends. Miss Lippard is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lippard and has been teaching at the Crescent academy, having charge of the musical department of that splendid school. She is a young woman of great accomplishment and beauty of character. Prof. George is a member of the Crescent Academy faculty is well known through the state as an educator.


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), July 10, 1906, p. 5.


Prof. A. W. George, of Crescent, and Miss Frances Lippard, of Concord, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lippard, Thursday, at 6 p. m. The ceremony was performed by rev. S. W. Beck in the presence of a very few invited guests. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the dining room, where a delightful supper was enjoyed by those present. The bride and groom left on No. 12 on their bridal tour in Western North Carolina. The marriage was quiet home affair in every respect.

The bride is the accomplished daughter of a predominant business man of Concord. She is well known throughout the State and elsewhere for having been associated with different branches of church work in which she has taken much interest. She is a graduate of Mont Amoena Seminary and has also taken special work in music and art in other institutions.

Prof. George has been teaching at Crescent Academy [Rowan County] for the last five years, where he has given entire satisfaction. He will continue his work there the coming year.


Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 24 Apr 1908, p. 1.


Horses Plunge Into Ditch, Leaving Vehicle and Occupants Behind – No One Hurt But Uneasiness Felt on Part of Friends Until Parties Were Heard From

Mt. Pleasant, April 24. – Prof. and Mrs. A. W. George and Prof. G. F. McAllister were victims Wednesday night of an accident that lacked but the narrowest margin of being serious if not fatal. They were returning from the Fisher-Pless nuptials at Crescent. While going down a steep, rugged hill, about two miles south of Organ church, with deep ditches on either side of the road, something went wrong which caused the surry to rush against the team. The horses became frightened and began running at full speed down the hill, finally plunging into a ditch, simultaneously detaching themselves from the vehicle as completely as if unhitched by human hands and throwing Profs. McAllister and George headforemost over the dash board to the ground. Mrs. George, being on the rear seat, was not thrown out. Truly remarkable, yet not one of the party sustained as much as a brier scratch.

A fire was made by the road and the situation carefully considered. Then followed the long, dark walk for several miles over rough roads back to Rev. Trexler’s at Organ church, where they remained until yesterday morning.

The first knowledge of the accident here, was when Mr. Frank Lowder went to his stable and found the team on the outside, with harness intact and bearing no evidence that there had been an accident. Interest was aroused, but investigation only added mystery and uneasiness to the situation. However, after an hour’s suspense for the safety of those who were known to have ben in the surry, they were found over the ‘phone at Rev. Trexler’s where they were sent for at once.


Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 17 Jun 1909, p. 1.
Prof. and Mrs. A. W. George, who have been living at Mt. Pleasant, are preparing to move to Elkin, where they will make their future home.


Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 7 Oct 1911.

Mrs. A. W. George
Mrs. A. W. George died this morning at 6:30 o’clock at the home of her father, Mr. J. C. Lippard, on Spring Street, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. George had been in declining health for more than a year and about eight weeks ago she went to St. Leo’s Hospital in Greensboro for treatment. Her condition was serious then and heroic efforts were made to save her life. Her brother, Mr. Crooks Lippard, went to Greensboro and submitted to an operation, transfusing his blood into his sister’s body. For a time after the operation her condition improved and she came here about three weeks ago to visit her father. Soon after her arrival, however, her condition grew worse and continued so until her death.

Mrs. George was reared in this city, and before her marriage she was Miss Fannie Lippard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. C. Lippard. She was married July 1, 1906, to Mr. A. W. George and they have been living at Elkin for some time. Mr. George has been here for some time, and was at her bedside when the death summons came. Mrs. George was 36 years of age and since her childhood had been a member of the Reformed church, where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Causey.


The Twin-City Daily Sentinel (Winston-Salem, NC), 10 Oct 1911


ELKIN, Oct. 10 – A telegram received here Saturday brought the sad announcement of the death o one of Elkin’s citizens, Mrs. A. W. George, at the home of her father, Mr. J. L. Lippard, in Concord, Saturday morning at 5 o’clock. She had been ill for more than a year and her sickness seemed to baffle the skill of the physicians until about three months ago pellagra was pronounced. She was taken to a hospital in Greensboro but continued to grow worse, and she was then returned to her father’s home in Concord, where she passed away. She was a most excellent woman and loved by all who knew her.