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 Bertha Kirkley

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Bertha Kirkley

Birth
San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Aug 1949 (aged 81)
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
Burial Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46849988 View Source
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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.


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