American Woman’s League offered music and books for residents

American Woman’s League offered music and books for residents

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we will share articles about the history of service organizations in Osceola County. American Woman’s League Edward Gardner Lewis, the publisher of two prominent women’s magazines, established the American Woman’s League (A.W.L.) in 1907 after the U.S. Postal Service told him the magazines didn’t qualify for lower postal rates due to being mostly advertising. The A.W.L. served […]

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Josephine Chen served on ‘Commission on the Status of Women’

Josephine Chen served on ‘Commission on the Status of Women’

Women’s History Month The eldest of 10 children born to William Ling Chung and Margaret Ma, Josephine was born in 1932 in Suzhou, China. The family moved to Chungking when the Japanese invaded China.  Constant loss of homes due to bombing forced them to move 13 times. They moved to Calcutta, then to Bombay where Josephine and her mother and sisters remained in a hotel for […]

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Kate Knox helped establish county’s welfare system

Kate Knox helped establish county’s welfare system

Shortly before her birth on July 28, 1887, in Dallas County, Texas, Kate Clayton Oliver’s father William Clayton died. Kate and her mother, Elizabeth, moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to be near Elizabeth’s sister, Sarah Johnson. When Kate was only six years old, she lost her mother and was raised by her Aunt Sarah. As a child prodigy on the piano, Kate was given the opportunity […]

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Patterson served as KHS principal and coordinator of student relations

Patterson served as KHS principal and coordinator of student relations

William Edward Patterson was born on February 28, 1913 in Reddick, Florida and was the eldest son of 10 children born to Moses Edward Patterson and Evelena Hart Patterson. He received a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee Institute and a master’s from Columbia University in New York. William’s graduate work was at Indiana State Teacher’s College in the area of guidance and audio-visual with further advance […]

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