Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Staff/Personnel
Margaret Frost Twichell – Staff

MARGARET FROST TWICHELL Staff: Nurse Assistant, September 1942 – 1943

TAGS: Margaret Frost Twichell, Margaret Twichell, Peg Twichell, Margaret Frost Mowbray, Margaret Frost Jones, nurses, Hugh McKittrick Jones, Henry Siddons Mowbray Jr, Infirmary, Milton Academy, Bennington College, American Red Cross, World War II

The following information is excerpted from “Paper on Margaret Frost Twichell Mowbray Jones,” written on November 30, 2017, by David W. Babington and sent to Pine Mountain Settlement School by John D. Babington. 

Margaret, known as Peg, was born August 13, 1919, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Eugenia Pratt (1891-1983) and Burton Parker Twichell (1878-1949). She was the second of four children, the other three named David C., Harmony and Charles P. Twichell.

Margaret’s childhood home was in New Haven, CT, but her family summered in Keene Valley, NY. Margaret graduated from the Milton Academy in Massachusetts and attended Bennington College in Vermont from which she apparently graduated in 1942.


[After training, Margaret worked as a nurse assistant] at the Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1942 to 1943, helping deliver babies among other duties in the School’s Infirmary.

MARGARET FROST TWICHELL Staff: After Pine Mountain

In 1944 Margaret joined the American Red Cross serving as a staff assistant overseas in New Guinea and Australia for two years during World War II. While overseas Margaret met her first husband Henry Siddons Mowbray Jr (1917-1978) while he was serving with the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers in the South Pacific. Margaret returned from her overseas duty with the American Red Cross in April 1946. On June 28, 1947, Margaret was married to Henry S. Mowbray Jr at the Yale University Marquand Chapel in New Haven, CT. They had two children, a son named Burton Twichell Mowbray and a daughter Katherine Siddons Mowbray. 

Henry Siddons Mowbray Jr died on May 14, 1978, in Washington, CT.

Margaret married her second husband, Hugh McKittrick Jones (1919-1995), an architect, on March 17, 1984.

Hugh M. Jones Jr died on May 1, 1995, in Madison, CT. Margaret died on August 13, 2008, in Connecticut.


Twichell Correspondence, October 19, 1945. [image00064.jpg]

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TitleMargaret Frost Twichell
Alt. TitleMargaret Twichell ; Margaret Frost Twichell
Mowbray ; Margaret Frost Twichell Mowbray
Jones ; Margaret Frost Mowbray ; Margaret
Frost Jones ; Peg Twichell ; Peggy Twichell ;
CreatorPine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY
Alt. CreatorHelen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt
Subject KeywordMargaret Frost Twichell ; Margaret Twichell, ; Peg Twichell ;  
Margaret Frost Mowbray ; Margaret Frost Jones ; nurses ;  
Hugh McKittrick Jones ; Henry Siddons Mowbray Jr ; 
Infirmary ; Milton Academy ; Bennington College ;
American Red Cross ; World War II
Subject LCSHTwichell, Margaret Frost, — 1919 – 2008.
Pine Mountain (Ky.) Settlement School — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Medicine — Kentucky.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Date2017-12-09 aae
PublisherPine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY
ContributorsDavid W. Babington; sent to PMSS by John D. Babington. 
TypeCollections ; text ; image ;
FormatOriginal and copies of documents and correspondence in
file folders in filing cabinet.
SourceSeries 09: Biography – Staff/Personnel
RelationIs related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School
Collections, Series 09: Biography – Staff/Personnel
1919 – 2008
Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Brooklyn, NY ;
New Haven, CT ; Keene Valley, NY ; Massachusetts ;
Vermont ; New Guinea ; Australia ; South Pacific ;
Madison, CT ; Connecticut ;
RightsAny display, publication or public use must credit
the Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Copyright retained by the creators of certain items
in the collection or their descendants, as stipulated
by United States copyright law.
DescriptionCore documents, correspondence, writings and
administrative papers created by or addressed to
Margaret Frost Twichell ; clippings, photographs,
publications, illustrations by or about Margaret
Frost Twichell
Citation“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series
Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement
School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain
Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.
Processed ByHelen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;
Last Updated2017-12-09 aae ; 2019-05-29 aae ; 2019-07-12 corresp. scan;
SourcesBabington, David W. “Paper on Margaret Frost Twichell
Mowbray Jones.” 2017 November 30. PMSS archival material.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images,
FamilySearch ( :
accessed 2019-05-29 ), Margaret F. Twichell in household of
Burton P Twichell, Ward 18, New Haven, New Haven Town,
New Haven, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration
district (ED) 11-115, sheet 14A, line 33, family 10, Sixteenth
Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication
T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007,
RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records
Administration, 2012, roll 541. Internet resource.