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educator , Museum director

Dorothy Dunning Ballantyne, museum director, retired educator. Recipient Disting Service award West Hobart Civic Club, 1970; named one of 12 most valuable women in county Trade Winds, Lake County, Indiana, 1978.

Background

Ballantyne, Dorothy Dunning was born on March 17, 1910 in Aetna, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Harry Leland Ballantyne and Ella L. Ballantynem.

Education

Student Ind U. Newspaper editor Hobart Gazette, Ind.

Career

Newspaper editor Hobart Gazette, Indiana, 1929—1932. Clerk Home Owners Loan Federal Government, Hammond, 1932. Deputy auditor Lake County, Crown Point, 1932—1936.

Subordinate teacher Hobart Schools, 1954—1965. Special education teacher, 1965—1972. Volunteer director Hobart History Society Museum, Indiana, from 1970.

Member advisory committee Hobart School Board, 1980—1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member advising committee Hobart School Board, 1980-1987, Hobart Parent-Teachers Association. Member Indiana History Society, Hobart History Society (president 1970-1976), Mensa, Hobart Junior Chamber of Commerce (Laura Bracken Woman of year award 1968), League of Women Voters (president). Lodge: Order Eastern Star (worthy matron 1938, district deputy 1940).

Connections

Married Donald Bock Ballantyne (deceased June 1973). Children: Elin Christianson, Dorothy Eastwood, Brianne Lowery, Alexander.

father:
Harry Leland Dunning

mother:
Ella L. (Larson) Dunning

spouse:
Donald Bock Ballantyne

child:
Elin Christianson Ballantyne

child:
Alexander Ballantyne

child:
Dorothy Eastwood Ballantyne

child:
Brianne Lowery Ballantyne