KIRK, DOLLY WILLIAMS, 1862-1941

Biography:

Teacher. Born– Oct. 28, 1862, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– George Hamilton and Julia Anne (Owen) Kirk. Education–Girls’ Central High School,¬†New Orleans; Sophie Newcomb College; Chautauqua, New York; University of Michigan; Columbia University. Taught in the grammar schools of Montgomery beginning in 1894, later became a member of the Sidney Lanier High School faculty; became head of the English department, 1917. Joined the faculty at the University of Alabama, 1929. Won the annual prize of the Alabama State Federation of Womens Clubs in 1903 with a Shakespearean paper; contributed poems and stories to magazines. Member; Daughters of the American Revolution; Tintagil Literary Club (a literary society for young ladies, founded in Montgomery in 1896). Died February¬† 9, 1941.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 3; Marquis who’s who online; findagrave.com

Joint_Publication(s):

With Spurs of Gold; Heroes of Chivalry and Their Deeds. Boston; Little Brown, 1905.