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82 MRS. EFFIE FISHER-CHINN. [[image - black & white photograph of Effie Fisher-Chinn.]] [[caption]]EFFIE FISHER-CHINN[[/caption]] Mrs. Effie (Fisher) Chinn has made a worthy representative of her Alma Mater, which the following record will attest: In 1891 she graduated with high honors from the Young Public School of Independence, and matricu-lated at Lincoln Institute in the fall of 1892, and was one of the three graduates of 1896. After graduation she was elected teacher in the Independence public schools, which position she held for nine consecutive years. On December 30, 1904, she was married to one of the influential men of the State, who is popular in se- [[end page]] [[start page]] 83 MISS STELLA M. WINFREY cret organizations and an educator of experience, the first negro to be a member of the board of regents of Lincoln Institute, Prof. A. R. Chinn, principal of Evans Public School, Glasgow, Missouri. To be able to successfully teach nine consecutive years at her native home, to have the Superintendent and Board of Education ask as a special favor, for the good of the school, that she finish the school term, and to have the community at large regret her departure, all speak the high esteem in which she is held. She is an active member in the International Order of Twelve, of Knights and Daughters of Tabor; for four years has held the responsible position of Chief Grand Recorder of the jurisdiction of Missouri, which place she yet holds. She is recognized by all who know her as a woman of sterling integrity and brilliant attainments, intelligent and sensible, of a quiet, unassuming disposition. It is her desire to so live that she may bequeath to posterity the example of a noble womanhood. She is a fine example of a matronly woman - an excellent pattern of success. [[line]] Miss Stella M. Winfrey was a member of the class of 1902. Shortly after graduation, Miss Winfrey was selected to teach primary grades in the Garrison School at Chillicothe, Missouri, her home, and has proved herself to be one of the most efficient primary teachers in the State.
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