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Jeffrey, Rosa Vertner

Rosa Vertner Jeffrey

  • Name(s)
    • Rosa Vertner Jeffrey
    • Rosa Vertner Griffith Johnson Jeffrey
  • Date of Birth
    • 1828
    • Natchez, Mississippi
  • Date of Death
    • 1894
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Port Gibson, Mississippi
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Rochester, New York
  • Education
    • Seminary of Bishop Smith, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Claude M. Johnson, 1845, six children; he died in 1861
    • Married Alexander Jeffrey, 1863, three children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • First southern woman whose writing attracted national attention
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Novelist

Jillson, Willard Rouse

Willard Rouse Jillson

  • Name(s)
    • Willard Rouse Jillson
  • Date of Birth
    • May 28, 1890
    • Syracuse, New York
  • Date of Death
    • October 4, 1975
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Buried at the Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Syracuse, New York
    • Seattle, Washington
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • New Haven, Connecticut
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • M.A., Washington State University, 1915
    • B.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1912
  • Life Events
    • Became the first commissioner of Kentucky state parks
    • Married Oriole Marie Gormley
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Honorary Doctorate, Syracuse University, 1921
    • Honorary Doctorate, Berea College, 1925
  • Employment
    • Professor of Geology, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky 1947-1951
    • Professor of Geology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1918
    • Kentucky State Geologist, 1919-1932
    • Director of the Sixth Kentucky Geological Survey, 1920-1921
  • Occupation(s)
    • Geologist
    • Professor
    • Author
    • Editor