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Heffley, Florence Emerson, 1889-1977



  • Existence: 1889 - 1977


Florence Emerson Herbert was born December 4, 1889, at LaGrange, Indiana, the daughter of Henry Martyn Herbert and Almira Georgiana Emerson Herbert. She attended LaGrange High School and matriculated in September, 1909, to Northwestern University. Herbert joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Northwestern, pledged to that sorority’s local chapter in fall, 1909, and initiated to membership on February 12, 1910. She left Northwestern before completing her degree. Emerson married Donald Carlos Heffley, a fellow Northwestern alumnus (class of 1915), on August 26, 1919, at LaGrange, where the couple established a home. Donald Heffley died February 8, 1951, and Florence on August 21, 1977. Both are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Florence Emerson Herbert Heffley Scrapbook

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 35551000091109]
Identifier: 31/6/195
Scope and Contents The scrapbook of Florence Emerson Herbert Heffley affords a colorful view of student life, particularly the social and cultural activities of a very engaged student at Northwestern University during the period 1909-1911. Two additional pieces of correspondence found within the scrapbook date from 1924 and 1949. Included in the scrapbook are an array of sorority rush memorabilia; dance cards; banquet menus; ephemera; photographs; newspaper clippings and other records pertaining...
Dates: 1909-1911, 1924, 1949