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Jane Simpson Mckimmon

Jane Simpson Mckimmon, American home economist. Awarded distinguished service ruby by Epsilon Sigma Phi.

Background

  • Mckimmon, Jane Simpson was born on November 13, 1869 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of William and Ann Cannon (Shanks) Simpson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Peace Institute, Raleigh, 1885. Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State College Agriculture and Engineering, 1926, Master of Science, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1934.

    Career

    • Simpson, Hugh. Director Women’s Institutes of the North Carolina Farmers’ Institutes, 1908-1910. Organizer State Federal Home Demonstration Clubs for farm women and 4-H clubs for farm girls. State home demonstration agent of North Carolina since 1911.

      Assistant director North Carolina Extension Service since 1924. Member North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority, 1935-1940. Member board directors, Farmers Cooperative Exchange.

      Organized over 60,000 farm women and girls into 2,500 clubs for better rural life. North Carolina state home economics supervisor during World War. Trustee Olivia Raney Library, Raleigh.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Rural Electrification. Member board directors, Farmers Cooperative Exchange. Organized over 60,000 farm women and girls into 2,500 clubs for better rural life.

    North Carolina state home economics supervisor during World War. Trustee Olivia Raney Library, Raleigh. Member American Economics Association, North Carolina Home Economics Association, North Carolina History Association, House of Pioneers of Epsilon Sigma Phi.

    Clubs: Raleigh Woman’s, Fortnightly Review Book, Carolina Country.

    Connections

    • Married Charles McKimmon, of Raleigh, November 10, 1886. Children: Charles, Anne (Mistress Robert W. Winston), Wm.
    • father: William Simpson
    • mother: Ann Cannon (Shanks) Simpson
    • spouse: Charles McKimmon
    • children: Charles Mckimmon
    • Anne Mckimmon (Mistress Robert W. Winston)
    • Wm Mckimmon
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    Nationality

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