A Waynesburg College Family

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Candice L. Buchanan is a board-certified genealogist whose personal research has been dedicated to her native Greene County, Pennsylvania, for over 20 years. While an archivist at Memory Medallion, Inc., she initiated and continues to lead the Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project. This local history collaboration, online at www.GreeneConnections.com, focuses on the digitization and preservation of original photographs and documents for public access. Candice works as the Head of Research and Production for Genealogists.com, a firm which provides global research services. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in History from Waynesburg University and her Master's Degree in Public History from Duquesne University. In 2015, Candice co-authored Images of America: Waynesburg, a book of historic photographs, with Glenn J. R. T. Toothman III.

A Waynesburg College Family

The Legacy of Alfred Brashear & Margaret Kerr (Bell) Miller

Authored by Candice L. Buchanan
Edition: 1

Alfred Brashear Miller and his wife, Margaret Kerr (Bell) Miller, were names synonymous with Waynesburg College for over fifty years - from a decade before the Civil War to the turn of the century. They were responsible for leading Waynesburg College as both administrators and teachers, and were pivotal players in the school's extraordinarily early offering of coeducation resulting in equal Bachelor's Degrees for women in the 1850s. As a pair, they also set an example of marital partnership. One couple could hardly have been more connected to an institution - it combined their education, careers, and even religion. It was also the place where they met - he a student who became the first male valedictorian and promptly a faculty member; she the original leader of the female curriculum and program. Their marriage saved and sustained Waynesburg College, enhanced the community, and brought eight children into the world. Alfred and Margaret raised their family at the same time that they raised Waynesburg College. Their school, today Waynesburg University, like their family, has grown and flourished. Out of sincere labors of love, on both counts, the Millers have left a unique two-fold legacy.

Publication Date:
1495458067 / 9781495458064
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

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