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Helen Reed Jones, Brookline High School Class of 1897(?)
1878 - 1956; father: Jerome Jones; married, Philip Richardson Whitney, 17-Apr-1906, at her parent's house at 101 Summit Ave.

She is the only classmate to appear in more than one of the photos saved by Grace Mason Young. Thatís most likely because they were the closest of friends, growing up across the street from one another on Summit Avenue. (Helenís home at 101 Summit still stands, although much altered.) Helen studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1906 she married MIT graduate Philip R. Whitney, an artist and an instructor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work was exhibited in and around Philadelphia, as well as in New York, Chicago, and other cities. She and her husband summered on Nantucket for many years, and were active in the artist's colony there.