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Sophia Elizabeth McAbee Barnum
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1878
Wrightstown
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1955
Richmond
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Sophie McAbee was educated in the Public schools of West DePere, Wisconsin, and held a teacher's certificate from the age of fifteen. She was a graduate of Oregon State Normal School and attended both San Diego Teachers College and Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She received her BS degree in Secondary Education from Oregon State College and her MS degree from the University of Oregon in 1935. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Lambda Theta Sororities.

She began her teaching career in Wisconsin, as a teenager, and was later Principal of schools in Priest River, Idaho; and in Oregon City and McMinnville, Oregon. She was active in educational work in the state of Oregon from 1914 onward. From 1922 to 1948, she was associated with the Oregon College of Education, Department of Education. For the last ten of those years, she served as Dean of Education.

She was active in Camp Fire Girls training from 1926 to 1940. She was also the author of the Oregon supplement to the state civics text used in Oregon Schools for many years. She was a member of the Association of University Women and of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her father, John Louis McAbee, was five-eighths French and three-eighths Menominee Indian, and was a veteran of the Civil War.

Sophie died at the age of 77 years and 1 day. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Warren Addison Barnum (1875 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Marion Jean Barnum Patterson (1903 - 1968)*
  Lee James Barnum (1905 - 1948)*
  Gordon Lewis Barnum (1908 - 1978)*
  Donald Warren Barnum (1911 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Sophia McAbee married Feb. 24, 1903 Warren Addison Barnum (1875-1964).
 
Burial:
Rose City Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Patrick Barnum
Record added: Jul 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38950603
Sophia Elizabeth <i>McAbee</i> Barnum
Added by: Patrick Barnum
 
Sophia Elizabeth <i>McAbee</i> Barnum
Added by: Patrick Barnum
 
Sophia Elizabeth <i>McAbee</i> Barnum
Added by: Patrick Barnum
 
 
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Such a fine family. Our sympathy to you.
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