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            For twelve years Elsie Leone Fink has had charge of the Corona Public Library, rendering civic service of importance and great value in that connection. She was born in Milbank, South Dakota, a daughter of Luther A. and Mattie C. (Stobbs) Fink, the former a native of Lamar, Missouri, and the latter of Hillsboro, Illinois. The father engaged in ranching and prospered by reason of his industry and careful management. Long active in behalf of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he was a member of its official board at the time of his death, which occurred April 14, 1932, but the mother survives.

            E. Leone Fink, one of a family of four children, supplemented her public school education by attendance at the Junior College in Riverside and graduated with the class of 1918. In 1920 she was made librarian of the Carnegie Free Library, now known as the Corona Public Library, and is still serving—a fact indicative of her capability and fidelity to trust. Located at 800 South Main street, the institution constitutes one of the architectural adornments of Corona and is supplied with fourteen thousand volumes. I. H. Moore is the president of the library board, on which Mrs. Dorothy M. Vaile, Mrs. Sadie Thompson, H. W. Hall and Dr. C. A. Russell are also serving as members. Miss Fink belongs to the Women’s Improvement Club of Corona and is always ready to cooperate in well defined movements for civic advancement and betterment. In public library service she has found an excellent medium for the expression of her talents and the influence which she exerts upon the civic and cultural life of Corona is strong and beneficial.




Transcribed By:  Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: California of the South Vol. II,  by John Steven McGroarty, Page 473, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,  Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.