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genealogist , consultant , researcher , writer

Erma Batrece Angevine, American writer, genealogist, consultant, researcher. Certified teacher, Kansas. Recipient Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership award National Consumers League, 1995.


Angevine, Erma Batrece was born on March 8, 1917 in Moffat, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Silas Bergen and Audrey Erma (Parsons) Miller.


Bachelor, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, 1939. Postgraduate, University Kansas, 1945. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1948.

Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1952.


Elementary school library, Wichita Public Library., 1939;relief teacher, Kingman County H.S., Kingman, Kansas, 1940-1942;assistant program secretary, Kansas District Young Women’s Christian Association, Wichita, 1942-1943;clerk-typist, American Red Cross, Chicago, 1943;clerk-typist, Employers' Group Insurance Companies, Chicago, 1948-1949;secretary Alumni Association Office,, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1944;bookkeeper, dispatcher, Harris Concrete Company, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1944;bookkeeper, office manager, Weaver Construction Company, Corpus Christi, 1944-1945;instructor English,, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1946-1948;reporter, departmental secretary, Consumers Cooperative Association (now Farmland Industries), Kansas City, 1949-1950;editor employee newsletter, library, Consumers Cooperative Association (now Farmland Industries), Kansas City, 1950-1952;assistant editor, library, Cooperative League United States of America (now National Cooperative Business Association), Chicago, 1954-1962;director women's activities, coordinator association meetings, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, 1962-1968;executive director, Consumer Federation American, Washington, 1968-1973;consumer consultant, genealogist,, since 1973. Housemother Harmon House, Lawrence, 1946-1947, Henley House, Lawrence, 1947-1948. Member Orgns. Advisory Committee, 1969-1973.

Member consumer concerns committee National Health Council, 1970-1976. Board directors National Cooperative Business Foundation, 1985-1988.


  • Certified teacher, Kansas.



Election judge Monee Township, Will County, Illinois, 1953-1960. Campaign worker Paul Douglas for Senator, 1954, 60. Member President's Committee on Consumer Affairs, 1966-1972.

Board directors Western States Water and Power Consumer Conference, 1968-1974. Member advisory committee Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1969-1973, Conservation Foundation, 1969-1970, Public Broadcasting Environmental Center, 1970, National Health Council, 1970-1976, Federal Power Commission National Power Survey, 1972-1974, Center for Science in Public Interest, 1972-1976. Chairman consumer concerns committee White House Conference on Aging, 1971.

Member public policy deliberative committee Washington Forum of America University, 1973-1975. Board directors Citizens Committee for Paperwork Reduction, 1978-1979. Board directors National Consumers League, since 1976, president, 1977-1982.

Volunteer Handley Regional Library. Archives, since 1992. Appeal judge Council Rural Electric Communicators, 1990-1994.

Fellow National Genealogical Society (vice president 1983-1986, president 1986-1988, director education 1983-1990, Distinguished Service award 1985). Member American Association of University Women, International Society British Genealogy and Family History, National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association, National Cooperative Business Association (life), Friends Handley Library., Friends University Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, traveling.


Married Ralph Allen Smith, December 24, 1939 (divorced January 1951). Married David Walker Angevine, May 24, 1952.

Silas Bergen Miller

Audrey Erma (Parsons) Miller

Ralph Allen Smith

David Walker Angevine