Lena Hartsfield & Students
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Lena Hartsfield pictured with students from Flagstaff Normal School going down into the Grand Canyon. Lena became one of the best known school teachers in Arizona.
Lena (Hartsfield) Malmin (b. 1882 - d. 1928) was born in Yavapai, Arizona in 1882. She was the daughter of Lottie, born in Missouri in September, 1846, and James Hartsfield, born in Georgia in August, 1842. She married Gorman Malmin on November 22, 1918 in Jerome, Arizona.
Lena attended the Tempe Normal School and was an instructor in penmanship in Prescott public schools. She taught 2nd and 3rd grades and was the principal of the Seligman school. During her career she was highly regarded by parents and pupils and was one of the best known teachers in Arizona.
Lena died in California on December 5, 1928.
Handwriting on back of photo reads: "Lena Hartsfield and students from Flagstaff Normal going down Grand Canyon July 20, 1914."
Sources: Weekly journal-miner June 17, 1914 and September 19, 1917; Weekly journal miner obituary of Lottie Hartsfield, dated October 26, 1935, written by Sharlot Hall; US Census 1900 and 1920; California Death Indes 1905-1939; Arizona County Marriages 1871-1964.
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