Alice Kinsman

Female 1912 - 2001  (89 years)


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  • Name Alice Kinsman  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 12 Feb 1912  Sunbury Nort, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 May 2001  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Person ID I4864  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Roy Lee Kinsman,   b. 31 Jul 1886, Bradford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1963, Upper Darby, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother May Claire Maher,   b. 6 May 1885, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Jun 1907  Port Allegany, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Robert Stafford Brodhead,   b. 14 Apr 1899, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1984, Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1935  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Virginia Brodhead
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Swarthmore College - FOUNDER OF EDUCATION PROGRAM PASSES - Alice Brodhead, professor emerita of education, died on May 26 at the age of 89. A member of the Swarthmore faculty from 1952 to 1977, Brodhead started the education program for the training and certification of primary and secondary teachers. During her years at the College, she established relations with a number of area school districts, mentored hundreds of students, and served as head of Media-Providence Friends School. Obliged to retire at 65, she took a full-time job on a research project studying retirement and aging in the United States.

      Newspaper Obituary - June 7, 2001 Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania - Alice K. Brodhead Retired professor, 89 - Alice Kinsman Brodhead, 89, of Swarthmore, who played a major role in introducing an education program that helped Swarthmore College students prepare for teaching careers, died May 29 at Stonegates, a retirement community in Wilmington, after a series of strokes. Mrs. Brodhead joined the Swarthmore faculty in the late 1930s as an instructor in English literature. In 1952, she headed a curriculum change in which students were trained to teach at the primary and secondary school levels. She helped students obtain teaching certificates and find teaching positions. But her counseling did not end with the graduation of her students, her family said. Mrs. Brodhead remained in contact with students - some 50 years after their graduation - and offered counseling in professional and personal matters. She retired from Swarthmore in 1977 as a professor in the department of psychology. Mrs. Brodhead was born in Sunbury, Pa., and moved to Philadelphia, graduating in 1929 from Overbrook High School. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an undergraduate degree in 1933 and a master's degree in 1934, both in English literature. She also taught at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Wilmington Friends School and the School in Rose Valley. Her husband of 50 years, Robert Brodhead, died in 1984. Surviving are daughter Virginia Clemmer; two granddaughters; and two grandsons. A memorial service will be held in September. Burial was in Old St. Davids Cemetery, Radnor.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1014] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;), Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Membership, 1893-1935; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:601.

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    4. [S842] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3496; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 23-169.

    5. [S1015] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).

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