Harriet Anna KNIGHT [Parents]-505 was born on 10 Feb 1900 in Kimeo, Washington, Kansas. She died on 20 Aug 2000 in Deerfield, Kearney, Kansas. She was buried in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Kearney, Kansas. Harriet married Elmer Roy EYMAN-8496 on 23 Aug 1922 in Gridley, Coffee, Kansas.
BIOGRAPHY: Garden City Telegram
Friday, Feb. 9, 1990 Page 3
Deerfield salutes special teacher by: Tim Unruh
90yrs. old on Sat. Feb. 10, 1990
Eyman came to Deerfield in the fall of 1919 to teach first and second grade. She had grown up in Kimeo, which is now a ghost town in Washington County of northeast Kansas. She graduated from Hartford High School and attended Emporia State University. Her first teaching salary was $75 a month, for nine months. In 1920, she made $100 a month. She married Elmer R. Eyman, a rural mail carrier, in 1922. Five years later, she took leave of teaching to have her two children. She returned in 1946 and taught until retirement in 1965.
Eymen still lives alone in her home just north of the city park on Main Street in Deerfield. Her husband died in 1972. Her son, Don, lives in Shawnee Mission, and Kathleen Ernst, her daughter, lives in Bartlesville, Okla. She has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She plans to move to a retirement home in Bartlesville.
OBITUARY: The Garden City Telegram
Date Posted on Monday, August 21, 2000 1:50:01 PM
DEERFIELD - Funeral for Harriet Eyman, 100, who had taught first grade at Deerfield for many years, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel, Bartlesville, Okla. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Deerfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Eyman, of Bartlesville, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Jane Phillips Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 10, 1900, at Kimeo, the daughter of Charles and Jessie (Carpenter) Knight. She grew up and received her education in the Hartford area. She graduated from Hartford High School, attended Emporia Teachers College and Colorado University, and held a lifetime teaching certificate from Kansas.
After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught the first grade at Deerfield for eight years, retiring to raise her children. In 1946, when teachers were scarce, she went back to teach there for one year and stayed for 19 years, making a total of 27 years teaching the first grade at Deerfield.
Mrs. Eyman was a life member of the Lakin chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Kansas Retired Teachers Association and the Kearny County Historical Society. She was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, the Tuesday Club at Bartlesville and the Musical Research Society. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville.
She is survived by a son, Don Eyman, Shawnee Mission; a daughter, Kathleen Ernst, Bartlesville; a brother, Clifford Knight, Pittsburg; two grandsons; three granddaughters; four great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; one stepgreat-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Elmer R. Eyman, preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the Deerfield United Methodist Church, Eighth and Walnut streets, Deerfield, KS 67838.