Eleanor F. Vernon-Williams, 83

Pratt librarian

August 15, 2007

Eleanor F. "Ellie" Vernon-Williams, a retired librarian who restored an Eastern Shore home, died in her sleep Aug. 6 at the Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton. She was 83.

Eleanor F. Dunham was born and raised in New Bedford, Mass., and earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in library science from what is now Case Western Reserve University.

The former Roland Park resident was a librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street for 30 years until retiring in 1975.

She was married in 1961 to Frederick W. Vernon-Williams, a Baltimore newspaper photographer and photo studio owner. He died in 1997.

In 1975, the couple moved to Easton, where they purchased and restored a 19th century carriage house and corn crib.

The couple were longtime members of Historic Easton Inc.

Services are private.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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