Category Archives: Women’s History

Where Are the Women? Corinne Harmon, Celebrated Musician

I literally stumbled upon this week’s subject while I was looking for something else. That’s not unusual for me. I do a lot of research in old newspapers, and I often find information completely unrelated to the subject I am … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? In the “Blue Book!”

I was watching the Antiques Roadshow program on KET last week—the week before the Olympics began. It was an old show from August 11, 2001 titled “Vintage New Orleans.” If you’re not familiar with the Antiques Roadshow, it is “part … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? “Grandma” Pennington

Known and loved by many residents of Laurel County as “Grandma Pennington,” Elizabeth Katherine “Kitsy” Graham Pennington was born on Oct. 16, 1837 in Lee County, Virginia, a daughter of Henry Graham and Mary Russell Graham. She lived the last … Continue reading

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Blogging About History

Yes, I am once again behind schedule for posting my blog. But I’m not going to apologize this time. Instead, I’m going to explain what it’s like to write a blog about history. Blogging about history is different from many … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? Sarah Ruble Boreing

Sarah Boreing, nee Ruble, was born in 1810 in Tennessee. She married Murray S. Boreing in Washington County, Tennessee, and the couple had eight children. The family moved to Kentucky in 1847, eventually settling down in Laurel County. One of … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? Jones, Morano, Okawa

No, the names in the title of this week’s blog are not Laurel County women. Nor are they Kentucky women. They are women from New York, Italy and Japan, respectively. Why are they in my blog? Because I just found … Continue reading

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Where are the Women? Mina Hauselman

I apologize for my long absence from writing for this blog, but I intend to dive back in this week and be less erratic in my posts in the future. This week I want to write about an “ordinary” Laurel … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women? Florence M. Campbell

I have found another Laurel County woman I believe is worthy of adding to this blog. Her name was Florence M. Campbell, and her link to Laurel County was as Music Director for Sue Bennett Memorial School from 1898 to … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women? Julia E. Randall Ramsey Brown

Continuing my theme of finding out more about some of the women in Laurel County’s history, the subject of this week’s blog is Julia E. Randall Ramsey Brown, who was the first woman postmaster of the London Post Office. As … Continue reading

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Laura R. White: Teacher, Scholar, Architect

This week’s blog continues the “where are the women in Laurel County’s history?” theme I started a few weeks ago. My subject this week is Miss Laura Rogers White, who first caught my attention when she was mentioned in the … Continue reading

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