Alice Eastwood

Alice Eastwood

Birth
Canada
Death 30 Oct 1953 (aged 94)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 108051991 · View Source
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Alice Eastwood was born on 19 January 1859, in Toronto, Ontario. She attended public schools and a convent school in Canada; in 1873 her family moved to Denver, Colorado, and she attended public schools there, graduating from Denver East High School in 1879. Having been recruited as a substitute teacher while still attending school, Eastwood was hired on as a regular teacher at her alma mater. She would teach for the next ten years, all the while collecting plants and teaching herself botany using Gray's Manual and Coulter's Manual of Rocky Mountain Botany as guides. In 1890 Eastwood took a vacation to southern California, where she studied the plants of the region. The following year she worked for several months as an assistant in the herbarium at the California Academy of Sciences. She was offered a position as joint Curator with Katherine Brandegee in 1892, and left both Colorado and teaching behind for California and botany (MacFarland x). In 1894, with the retirement of Mrs. Brandegee, Eastwood was advanced to Curator and Head of the Department of Botany, a position she kept until her retirement in 1949, at the age of ninety.Alice Eastwood was commemorated in Eastern Sierra Plant Names. See http://www.cpp.edu/~larryblakely/whoname/who_east.htm


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  • Created by: Islington
  • Added: 8 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108051991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Eastwood (19 Jan 1859–30 Oct 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108051991, citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Islington (contributor 47351667) .