“Little Margaret Reynolds Dead”: An Obituary Written by Olin S. Dean for the Jackson County Journal

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Brittany Grooms (Creator)
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Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: This edition is created from the manuscript of an obituary prepared by Olin S. Dean on the death of three-year-old Margaret Cornelia Reynolds, which was subsequently published in the Jackson County Journal. Margaret was the daughter of the second president of Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Western Carolina University), A.C. Reynolds. Reynolds served in his role as the president from 1912-1920. Along with his service at Western Carolina University, he was also influential in establishing Rutherford College in Brevard, N.C. Reynolds is also well known for making major contributions to education in Buncombe and Jackson County.Dean, the author of the manuscript, served as the assistant to A.C. Reynolds at Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School from 1912-1917, as well as serving as an English and French professor. During the first faculty meeting on September 1, 1912 he was elected Secretary of the Board and remained in the position until 1917. His manuscript on Margaret is a unique document in the collection of A.C. Reynolds, who remains one of the most influential figures in education in western North Carolina.

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Language: English
Date: 2018

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