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��The followiag sketches are from data received too late for inclusion in the book in proper alphabetical order. Included with them are some corrections of sketches in the volume:

��AL,l,EN, Mary Adile, 206 Pine St, Holyoke,


Teacher; b. Amherst, Mass.; grad. Smith CoU., B.A., '86; student Greek archsology, Yale, 1896- 1908. Teacher, Holyoke High School, 1886-91; Minneapolis, Minn., 1891-92; teacher of Green, New Haven (Conn.) High School, 1892-1905, Holyoke High School, head History Dep't, 1905- 06; head Classical Dep't since 1909. Mem. Ass u of Collegiate Alumnae, New England Ass'n of Colleges and Preparatory Schools. (Correcting errors of sketch on page 75.)

ALLEN, Nelly Sherman Byers (Mrs. Lauros H.

Allen), 101 Norwood Av., Buffalo, N.T.

Born Selins Grove, Pa., Oct. 29, 1864; dau. Nel- son and Katherine (Gutelius) Byers; ed. Wlll- iamsport (Pa.) High School, private schools and tutors; m. Williamsport, Pa., Dec. 12, 18S9, Lauros H. Allen; one son. Nelson, b. Sept. 10, 1891 (died June 15, 1895). Against woman suf- frage. Presbyterian. Recreation: Golf. Mem. Country Club, T-wentieth Century Club.

BARKEK, Frances Crosby Buffingrton (page 75). Name is a misprint for Bartter. Correct sketch follows:

BARTTER, Trances Crosby Buffington, (Mrs.

George Charles Bartter), Manila, P.I.

Educator; b. Michigan; grad. Smith Coll., B.L. '01; m. Manila, P. I., George Charles Bartter. Soon after graduation in 1901 went to the Philip- pine Islands, engaged as teacher, 1901-04; super- visor of primary schools for districts of Ermita and Malate, 1904-05; principal of Normal Insti- tute for Native Teachers, Manila, 1904-05; tutor In Boston, 1907; instructor in Spanish, Smith Coll., January-June, 1908; returned to Philip- pines and since December, 1908, has been engaged American Civic Ass'n. Instructor In the summer nature study.

BECK, Ruth Everett (Mrs. Paul W. Beck). Port

KcPhorson, Ga.

Writer; b. Lyons, Neb.; daughter Bonaiah Wcathem and Elise (Grout) Everett; ed. Unlv, of Neb., Fremont Normal School, grad. '93: m. Captain Paul W. Beck, military aviator, U.S. Array; one son, P^ul Ward Jr. Greatly Inter- ested in the American Indian and literary works are chiefly on that line. Favors woman suffrage. Author: The Heart of a Filipino; The Trail, etc. Democrat. Mem. D.A.R., League of Amer- ican Pen Women.

Bf:ERS, Ketnrah G. (Mrs. John Hobart Bee^^^, 912 Montrose Boulevard, Chicago, 111. Bom Camden, N.J. ; dau. Jacob W. Sliarp (officer, 12th N.J, Regiment of the Civil War) and Susan (Folwell) Sharp; m. Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 12, 1871 (Phillips Brooks formerly pastor), to John Hobart Beers, of Newton, Conn.; two children: Anna Sharp, Kclurah Sherman. Interested In philanthropic, educational and religious work. Favors woman suffrage. Has written occasionally articles fo.- the press on club and philanthropic work. Mem. Independent Central Church. Republican. Mem. Jackson Park Sanitarium, Home for Destitute Crippled Children, Dames of the Loyal Tveglon, National and State Societies, Chicago Woman's Outdoor Art League, Municipal Art League of Chicago, Exhibition Committee (Art Institute). Mem. Woman's City Club, Chicago Woman's Club, Montclare Musical and Literary Club; pres. West End Woman's Club, Chicago.


��BILLINGS, Anna Hunt, Redlands, Cal.

Teacher; b. Hatfield, Mass., Sept. 16, 1861; dau. Frederick D. and Frances A. (Hunt) Billings; grad. Smith Coll., B.L. '91, Yale Univ., Ph.D. (English), "98. Teacher, Univ. of Southern Cal., 1S92-94; Riverside, Cal., 1894-95; Redlands, Cal., 1853-99; Long Beach, Cal., 1902-03; State Normal School. San Diego, Cal., 1904-09; in Europe, 1909-12. Author: Guide to Middle English Metrical Romances (Yale studies in English), 1S99. Favors woman suffrage. (Correction of sketch on page 99.)

BOCK. Stella Nathan (Mrs. Charles Bock), «6

Chapln Parkway, Buffalo, N.Y.

Born Johnstown, Pa., May 19, 1885; dau. Adolf and Fannie S. (Hess) Nathan; ed. Phil- adelphia High School for Girls, Philadelpnla Normal School for Girls, Bryn Mawr Coll.; m. Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1911, Charles Bock. Super- visor of School Gardens of Board of Education of Philadelphia, 1906-11; lecturer on School Gar- dens, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Temple Univ. Mem. Board of Directors, Community House, Buffalo, N. Y. ; Board of Governors of Feder- ated Chambers of Buffalo, N.Y. ; Board of School Garden Ass'n of America. Head of Committee on Home Gardens for Poor. Jewish. Recrea- tions: Hockey, gardening, tramping. Estab- lished the home garden system in connection with the school gardens of Philadelphia, whereby gardens In yards or boxes were made by children under supervision in many thousands of the poor homes of Philadelphia. Introduced t, graded system of lessons for school gardens.

BOISSEVAIN, Mrs. Inez Milholland— See Mll-

holland, Inez.

BK^VNCU, Mary Lillian (Mrs. James R, Branch), Great Northern Hotel, N.T. City, and Branchfleld, W.Va.

Born Baltimore, Md., Sept. 21 1864; dau. Eben- Izer and Mary (Talbot) Hubball; grad. Univ. of N.Y., B.L. ; m. Richmond, Va.. Oct. 28, 18S5, Col. James R. Branch; children: James R., Allan Talbot, Mary Cooke. Episcopalian. Mem. D.A.R., Daughters of Confederate Veterans.

BRANT. Minnie Clothier (page 123) — Convict addross: The Leamington, Tenth St. juid Third Av., S., Minneapolis, Minn.

BROBST. Sue E., 522 Security Building, Jjot

Angeles, Cal.

Secretary; b. Chicago, 111.; dau. Samuel V. and Sarah E. (Brown) Brobst; ed. Chicago pub- lic schools and West Division High School. Through practical experience among women wage earners took the leading part In organ- izing the Business Woman's Civic Club, wuo made first president and afterward made Its life president. Favors woman suffrage. Active In ci.lifornia suffrage campaign. 1911; aften\',ara among tho first to become deputy to reg^ster the voters and on the first Election Board open to women; active In Good Government Municipal Campaign, 1911. Christian Scientist. Progres- sive. Mem. Woman's City Club, Evening City Club, Drama League of America (on Educational Com.).

BUSH, E>ninia LouUe, Bucknell Univ., Lewls-

burg. Pa.

Teacher; b. Waverly, Iowa; dau. Austin Davli and Alta (Le-wis) Bush; ed. Vaasar Coll., A.B. '81; Bucknell Univ., A.M., 1913. Teacher, Mt. Carroll, Ul., 1881-82; Oxford, N.C., 18S2-&4;

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