Class of 1901
March 21, 1885 – May 16, 1923
Bernice Morgan, 38, died of tuberculosis on May 16, 1923, in Bend, Oregon.
Born March 21, 1885, in Carimona, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Theron H. and Ann (Edmunds) Morgan. The family moved to Oklahoma around 1900 where Bernice and her older brother, Hiram, graduated with Perry High School’s first graduating class in 1901. Bernice continued her education at Oklahoma A. & M., graduating in 1904.
She began a teaching career just a few months later in Stillwater, Oklahoma, when the second grade teacher at the Lincoln school resigned mid-term. During her time in Stillwater, she also taught the 5th grades at the Alcott and Carey schools.
In 1910 Bernice moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, where she secured a position as instructor in English and physical training for the women in the Chickasha High School. Within a month she temporarily gave up her position on account of ill health.
Bernice left Oklahoma and came to Bend, Oregon, where her parents reside. She worked as a recording clerk for Deschutes County. As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Bernice was part of the group of ladies who worked to establish a chapter in Bend.
In 1920 she was predeceased by her mother. Her father, three brothers, and one sister survive.
Burial will be at the Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend, Oregon.