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Bertha Kirkley
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1868
San Augustine
San Augustine County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1949
Huntsville
Walker County
Texas, USA

Kirkley was an 1889 graduate of Sam Houston Normal Institute (now State University) and began teaching history there in 1891. In 1905 she initiated the purchase and preservation of the Sam Houston Homestead, or Woodlawn Home.

She later earned degrees from Sam Houston State Teachers College (BA) and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (MA, 1924). After retiring from teaching in 1937, Kirkley became the curator of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum until 1941.

A student residence (existing 1961-2012) was later named in her honor. 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Huntsville
Walker County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 18, 2010
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Bertha Kirkley
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Bertha Kirkley
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