Biography of Mrs. Kate B. Brown
Henry County, VA Biographies





Mrs. Kate Bradfield Brown is a lineal descendant of Mrs. Susan Traylor Bradfield, daughter of J. C. Traylor. She is the daughter of William Robert Bradileld and Willie Florence Pitman. Her father is the youngest son of Mrs. Susan Traylor Bradfield.

Mrs. Brown was educated at La Grange College, La Grange, Ga., the oldest organized, although not the first chartered college for women in the world. Later she received a certificate from the University of Tenn. After teaching three years, she married John S. Brown of Locust Grove, Henry county, Ga., and with her husband she has traveled extensively in the United States and Canada.

Later, she taught for a number of years, holding some of the most responsible positions In Henry and Butts counties, Ga.

For eight years she served as assistant postmaster at Locust Grove, Ga.; was president of Locust Grove Woman's Club, and was the first president of Henry County Federation of Women's Clubs.

She has been very active in church, Sunday school and missionary work, having taught in Sunday school for more than twenty years, served as an officer In the Methodist Church and president of the Missionary Society.

She also was Chairman of some of the Liberty Loan Drives in Henry County, and under her leadership the county went well over the top in subscriptions; also. District Chairman for War Savings Stamp Drive, and worked strenuously in the Red Cross during the World War. receiving a Certificate of Honor signed by Woodrow Wilson for service rendered In the Red Cross,

June 1924, she was elected Superintendent of Henry County schools.


FROM:
A History of Henry County, Virginia
By: Judith Parks Anerica Hill
Martinsville, Virginia 1925



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