Regardless of where you stand on current issues, Women's Day transcends politics, to give us just a moment in our bustling routine, to focus, honor, respect and remember the obstacles women have overcome and still endeavor to achieve. Here, we are merrily fixated on family and local history. The women of our ancestry and communities who labored to birth, raise, and improve the lives of generations past, present, and future. There are so many stories and photos that deserve to be shared. Accomplishments in the home as grand as those on the national scale to those impacted by them.
|(1) Margaret Kerr (Bell) Miller|
This whole column could be dedicated to her, but instead, I want Margaret to set the tone and theme for the women in my own family who I would honor today. Interestingly Margaret touched their lives, as they grew up and were educated in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, though at the time they never knew. Margaret's story may be further studied by visiting:
- Margaret (Bell) Miller Memory Medallion (be sure to click the tab for "Additional Information")
- Alfred Brashear Miller Waynesburg College Alumni Profile
- A Waynesburg College Family: The Legacy of Alfred Brashear & Margaret Kerr (Bell) Miller (CreateSpace | Amazon)
| Sara (Livingood) Buchanan|
Grandma Sara (Livingood) Buchanan [1917-2009] was herself a Waynesburg College
graduate with the Class of 1938. Though Waynesburg had a long history by this time, it was still very early in terms of social norms and acceptability for women to receive an advanced education. Grandma proudly engaged in the education of her family everafter and saw many graduate from her alma mater. (See her Memory Medallion.)
|(3) Donna (Leasure) Kennedy|
There are so many stories this Women's Day! Who will you honor?!
 Item # PUBL-AN003-0001, Women's Centennial Paper 1796-1896 Series, Publications Collection, Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project (www.GreeneConnections.com). Published with "Mrs. Margaret Kerr Bell Miller" article, by Martha (Bayard) Howard, Women's Centennial Paper 1796-1896, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 26 August 1896–27 August 1896, page 3, column 1-3.
 Item # CAND_AN004_0063, Buchanan Series, Candice Lynn Buchanan Collection, Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project (www.GreeneConnections.com).
 Private collection of Candice Lynn Buchanan.