Biography of Miss Lura E. Mount

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Since 1920 Miss Lura E. Mount has been active as county superintendent of schools of Adair county. She is a native of this county, having been born in 1895 near Stilwell, where she now resides. Her parents were R. S. and Pearl (Denton) Mount, both of whom are now deceased.

In the acquirement of an education Miss Mount attended the public schools of Stilwell and after graduating from the high school here, she enrolled as a student in the Northeast Normal College at Tahlequah, from which institution she was graduated in 1915. She immediately engaged in teaching school and for one year she taught in Grove, Delaware county. For two years she was an instructor in the high school at Stilwell and was superintendent of schools at Watts for one year. In 1919 she was elected county superintendent of schools of Adair county and took over the duties of that office in 1920. She is now active in that capacity and has won recognition as one of the prominent educators in the state.

In her political views Miss Mount is a republican, and she takes an active part in local affairs. Her religious faith is that of the Baptist church, and she is secretary of the Sunday school. Along strictly professional lines she is secretary of the North-eastern District Teachers Association and she is likewise prominent in the club and social affairs of Stilwell. During the World war she was chairman of the Red Cross for Adair county and was tireless in her devotion to the duties devolving upon her in that capacity. Miss Mount has lived in Adair county practically all of her life and she has many friends in the community who appreciate her intellectuality and genuine personal worth.

MLA Source Citation:

Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Dec 5th, 2011

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