Harriett Dunlap Bradshaw
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Harriett Dunlap Bradshaw*; b. Sep. 2, 1873, Gainesville AL; d. Nov. 7, 1960, Brevard NC.
- m. Samuel Phillips Verner*, Dec. 13, 1899, Livingston, AL.
- Children: See Photo
- Mary Elizabeth Verner, b. July 9, 1901, Choestoee, Oconee County SC.
- m. William Francis Allston.
- John Bradshaw Verner; b. Sept. 7, 1903, Livingston AL.
- Julia Phillips Verner; b. Aug. 8, 1907, Columbia SC.
- Robert Allston Verner; b. 1909, Hacienda Bique, Panama; d. in infancy, Oct. 26, 1911.
- Laura Battle Verner*; b. Oct. 25, 1912, Bas Obispo, Panama Canal Zone.
Harriett Dunlap Bradshaw*, familiarly known as "Hattie", was born in Gainesville AL. Her family undoubtedly had ties with the Verner family of Alabama that is closely related to S.P. Verner ("Phillips"), through the Presbyterian Church and education circles in Alabama. She met her husband-to-be during his employment at the Stillman Institute as the Superintendent of the Industrial Department, 1901-1903. Hattie was then the Head of the Mathematics Department at the Alabama Normal College in Livingston AL, while Phillips was seeking qualifications to serve as a Missionary in Africa in 1894.
She graduated with a degree entitled "Licentiate of Instruction" on May 25, 1892 from the Peabody Normal College of the University of Nashville, in Nashville TN, a recognized college for teacher preparation (now the Peabody School within Vanderbilt University). Her diploma was signed by John P. Buchanon, Governor of TN. About a year later, on May 31, 1893, she received a Bachelor of Literature [Baccalaureus Litterarum - her diploma was written in Latin] from the University of Nashville. In all of her diplomas, her name was written as "Hattie Dunlap Bradshaw" indicating that for some reason she preferred not to use her name, Harriett. Hattie was an accomplished musician and played the piano and organ for many church meetings and other social gatherings.
Hattie died from a stroke resulting from high blood pressure that may have been associated with a kidney disease or abnormality. A pew was presented to the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in her memory, and Mrs. C. Y. Patton donated a communion glass filler in her memory there on May 28, 1961.
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