Dr Bertha Stoneman

Dr Bertha Stoneman

Birth
Ashville, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Death 30 Apr 1943 (aged 76)
Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Burial Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Plot STONEMAN Plot 11, No 4-17.
Memorial ID 78036074 · View Source
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Father:
Byron Stoneman ~
Born 4 Apr 1828, Busti, Chautauqua, New York.
Died 11 Jul 1892, Busti, Chautauqua, New York.

Mother:
Mary Jane Markaham ~
Born 7 Aug 1835, New York, USA.
Died 12 Mar 1897, in
Chautauqua, Chautauqua, New York.

Half-Sibling:
Evangeline Stoneman (1855-1859)
Julia Stoneman (1858-1940)

Siblings:
Ruth Ann Stoneman (1860-1887)
Clara Stoneman (1864-1932)
Marian Estella Stoneman (1872-1916)

Botanist, educator and college administrator. Graduating from Jamestown High School in Jamestown, New York, in 1885. Graduating from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, 1894, receiving a Doctor of Science degree in botany in 1896. She was invited to join the faculty of Huguenot College in Wellington, Cape (South Africa), a women's college, where professor Stoneman was in charge of the botany department. In 1906 she published "Plants and Their Ways in South Africa." She was also a talented poet, beginning at Cornell University, eventually publishing a book of poetry. In 1921 she was appointed president of the college, holding the post for twelve years, until her retirement in 1933. She was the founder of the South African Association of University Women (SAAUW), and a lifetime member of the African Association of the Advancement of Science. Her home in Bainskloof, called Stonemansion, is where she died, in Cape Providence. Her funeral was held at the Dutch Reformer Church. Her ashes remained in South Africa until the end of World War II, when they were returned to the Stoneman family plot at the Bentley Cemetery in Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York.

Submitted by Judy Froehlich


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  • Maintained by: Judy Froehlich
  • Originally Created by: CABrown
  • Added: 10 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78036074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Bertha Stoneman (18 Aug 1866–30 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78036074, citing Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Judy Froehlich (contributor 47286284) .