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Gates, Florence A.



  • Existence: circa 1880s - ?

Biographical Information

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Gates graduated with a BS from Purdue in 1903. Her senior thesis is titled, "The Formations of Cork in Woody Stems and its Effect on the Peripheral Tissues." Nicknamed "Goo Goo" by her classmates, Gates was active in the Philalethean Literary Society and served as Exchange Editor for the Exponent student newspaper. She also received her MS at Purdue and then underwent further training at the Toledo Manual Training School. In 1914, she was employed as a science teacher at Toledo Central High School in Ohio. An article she wrote, "Some Health Conditions Existing Among Our High School Girls," was published in 1919. When the new Edmund D. Libbey High School was opened in 1923, Gates became the Head of the Science Department. Florence was the sibling of Christopher Gates (Class of 1913), and Louise Gates. Florence and Louise started the Gates Scholarship Fund in memorium of their brother.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Florence A. Gates papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 24
Identifier: MSA 118
Scope and Contents The Florence Gates papers include one item, "Some Health Conditions Existing Among Our High School Girls." Reprinted from The Pedagogical Seminary, vol. XXVI, no. 2, June, 1919, pp. 153-161. [2 copies]
Dates: 1919