The following information and clarification comes from Dr. Scott Routenberg whose main sources are the archives of the New York Times including the artist's obituary:
The artist died on June 12, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York and the obituary states that she was 87 at the time. Her first name has been incorrectly cited for some time now. Her name was actually Susie M. Barstow. Quote: "Susie M. Barstow was a daughter of Samuel Barstow, old-time tea merchant in [New York]. After studying here and in Europe she became known as both painter and art teacher." (Obituary, New York Times, June 13, 1923)
Susie M. Barstow was, in her day, most often cited in exhibitions as "Miss SM Barstow", a note of int
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