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Scrapbook kept by Alberta Knox New Bedford Massachusetts 1913-1922



PDF File Credit: New Bedford Whaling Museum Series E: Alberta Knox Eatmon Papers, 1906-1985 Educator Alberta Mae Knox Eatmon (1896-1991) was elected class salutatorian by the faculty when she graduated from New Bedford High School in 1913. A graduate of both Bridgewater Teacher’s College and Rutgers University, her teaching career spanned 45 years and included five years at Parker Street Grammar School in New Bedford, where she also served as president of the local NAACP. Her great-grandaunt Harriet Jacobs was a slave, abolitionist and author. Her father William Jacob Knox graduated from Harvard with a BA in chemistry; her mother Estella Briggs was the founder of the New Bedford Education Club. Amongst her siblings were: Clinton E., former U.S. Ambassador; two noted Ph D. chemists, Lawrence H. and William Jacob Knox Jr.; and sister Estella B., Simmons College graduate and New Bedford Police Department Stenographer. Hers was a family whose foundation was built on a dedication to education. Read more at Historic Women

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