Brooks, Katherine (Kate) Smith, 1912
Kate Smith was born in Homer, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith. She graduated from Homer High School in 1931 and from the future Western Michigan University in 1934. She was the principal of Austin School in Albion and also taught school in Dansville, Homer, Concord and several rural schools. Kate married Emil Brooks in 1949 in Bryan, Ohio. She died at the young age of 45 in 1958, in Albion.
Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room
From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.