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Emma (Haines) Bowen (1849-1937)

Emma (Haines) Bowen Emma Laura Haines was born in Greenfield, OH, March 18, 1849. She entered Kansas State Agricultural College in 1863 and was a member of the first graduating class in 1867. She taught in Manhattan, KS, district schools, Leavenworth and Kansas City, KS, also serving as principal of the Wamego schools. Haines married William G. Bowen in 1872. She worked as field secretary for the W.B.M.I., 1900-1907. The family moved to Marietta, Ohio in 1927. Emma Bowen died on Oct. 13, 1937.

Sources of information:

History Index. Bowen, Emma H.
Vertical File. Alumni Profiles.
College Symposium, 1891.
Alumni Record, 1914.
The Alumnus, September 1908.

The Emma Haines Bowen Collection (1864-1913) contains thirteen items pertaining to the history of KSAC: 1. Commencement exercise programs, 1864-1883. 2. The Alumnus, 1908-1909. 3. Triennial address, 1908. 4. Semi-centennial anniversary, 1913. 5. Typescript by Emma (Haines) Bowen entitled Then, or Fifty Years Ago describing her childhood and her years at KSAC.

1 folder. Register. Acc. No. P 96.02