Hattie Amelia Burnham was born in WaKeeney, KS on March 17, 1892. In 1913, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Kansas State Agricultural College and established the first Home Economics course at the high school in Lovewell, KS. She was assistant principal as well as an instructor in Lovewell, KS, 1913-1914, teaching Domestic Art and Science at the high schools in Grinell, KS, 1914-1915, and Mankato, KS, 1915-1917. On June 12, 1918, she married Eugene Harry Bennett in Deadwood, SD. They homesteaded near Newell, SD until 1929 when they moved to Mountain Home, AK. She taught 7th and 8th grade in 1930. In 1933, the family returned to the farm at Lovewell, KS. During World War II, they lived east of Burr Oak, KS. Burnham died April 11, 1954.
Sources of information:
Alumni Record, 1914
Photograph Collection-People. Burnham, Hattie Amelia
The Hattie Amelia Burnham Collection contains the programs from the Third and Fourth Annual Junior-Senior Banquets and a photograph, 1913.
3 pcs. Acc. No. P 93.04