BERTHA SHEPARD Visitor

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Visitors

BERTHA SHEPARD, PMSS Visitor in 1938


TAGS: Bertha Shepard; Pine Mountain Settlement School; Labrida Hanby; Dorothy Whitehill; “Little Journeys” travelogue; travels; newspaper women; Cleveland News


Bertha Shepard came to Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1938 with two traveling companions, Labrida Hanby and Dorothy Whitehill. Shepard and Hanby, describing themselves as “…spinsters, optimistic and sincere,” lived in the town of Franklin, PA, and traveled to “seek a wider horizon and as much culture as could be acquired….” The three women embarked on a car trip through Southern Appalachia and later Labrida and Dorothy traveled to Eastern Canada. Bertha wrote about their adventures in a journal titled “Little Journeys” and illustrated by her nephew, Chester Hunt. in the first story, she describes the trio’s visit to Pine Mountain, page images of which are available here. images of pages describing travels in Canada can be seen here.

A newspaperwoman, Bertha first learned to set type and to proofread at the age of 17 in Elyria, Ohio, [Lorain County, Northeast Ohio]. She then became the proofreader for years for the Cleveland News*, Cleveland, Ohio. [*The Cleveland News was published from 1905 to 1960 when it was absorbed by the Cleveland Press.]

Bertha was born in 1886 to Heman W. Shepard (1853-1900) and Ida V. (Reed) Shepard (1858-1930). Her brother, Chester Watson Shepard (1889-1961) served as a private in Company G 16 of the infantry during World War I. She also had a younger sister, Hilda Marie Shepard, born in 1897.

Bertha E. Shepard died in 1946 in an accident at the age of 60. She was buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria, Ohio.


See Also:

BERTHA SHEPARD “LITTLE JOURNEYS” I PMSS 1938

BERTHA SHEPARD “LITTLE JOURNEYS” II: CHIEN CHAUD AND CULTURE SEEKERS ON THE KING’S HIGHWAY


Title

Bertha Shepard

Alt. Title

Bertha E. Shepard

Identifier

https://pinemountainsettlement.net/?page_id=46042

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Bertha E. Shepard ; Bertha Shepard ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Labrida Hanby ; Dorothy Whitehill ; “Little Journeys” travelogue ; travels ; newspaper women ; Cleveland News ;

Subject LCSH

Shepard, Bertha E. –1886 – 1946.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2017-08-26

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09: Biography – Visitors

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Visitors.

Coverage Temporal

1889 – 1961.

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Elyria, OH ; Cleveland, OH ; 

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Bertha E. Shepard ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Bertha E. Shepard ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2017-08-26 hw ; 2017-10-05 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

Bertha Shepard “Little Journeys PMSS 1938.” Series 09: Biography – Visitors. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2H-GNHD : accessed 2017-10-05), Bertha E. Shepard ; Burial, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States of America, Ridgelawn Cemetery; citing record ID 63067101, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com. Internet resource.

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