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educator , writer

Opal Hartsell Brown, American Writer, retired educator. Avocations: travel, helping others F C. Named Woman of Achievement Oklahoma Press Women, 1983-1984, Lawton Teacher of Year, 1962-1963; Opal Hartsell Brown day proclaimed by mayor, Sulphur,1993.

Background

Brown, Opal Hartsell was born on September 5, 1907 in Spaulding, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Aurbrey Addison and Nanny (Herndon) Hartsell.

Education

AB, East Central State University, 1932.

Career

Teacher, Seminole (Okla) Public Schools, 1927-1931; teacher, Sulphur (Okla) Public Schools, 1933-1936; teacher, Butner Public Schools, Wewoka, Oklahoma, 1936-1941; reporter, society editor, Lawton (Oklahoma) Morning Press, 1945-1947; teacher, Lawton Public Schools, 1947-1972; teacher, Army Education Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1950-1970. Columnist Sulphur Times-Democrat, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Avocations: travel, helping others F C.

Membership

Campaigner Democratic Party, Seminole, Oklahoma, 1939. Member Oklahoma Education Association, Lawton Teachers Association, National Federation Press Women, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma History Society, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. (honorary life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, helping others.

Connections

Married Gorden Brown, March 4, 1934 (deceased April 1969).

father:
Aurbrey Addison Hartsell

mother:
Nanny (Herndon) Hartsell

spouse:
Gorden Brown