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Harriet C. Johnson (1845-1907) 

Harriet Johnson graduated in 1864 and served as principal of the infant department at the Philadelphia Association of Friends for the Instruction of Poor Children. Johnson became principal of the preparatory and ladies’ departments of Avery College, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in April 1868.  Avery College, named after a benefactor who also supported Oberlin, Lincoln, and Wilberforce Universities, was founded in 1849.  Henry Highland Garnett served as president of Avery when Johnson taught there.  Harriet married Frederick J. Loudin, a famous singer, in 1870.  The 1871 ICY Annual Report identified Harriet as married and living in Pittsburgh.  In 1900, the couple was living in Portage, Ohio.  Frederick died in 1904, and Harriet Cassell Loudin died November 11, 1907.  (In the census Harriet Loudin was mistakenly identified as white.)


Sources:

Fanny Jackson Coppin, Reminiscences of School Life, and Hints on Teaching, 1913,  http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/jacksonc/jackson.html; The Friend, A Religious and Literary Journal, V. XLI, No. 23, Feb, 7, 1868, Henry Barnard, Legal Status of the Colored Population in Respect to Schools and Education in the Different States, The American Journal of Education, Volume 3, Volume 19, London, 1870, 380-382; Henry Barnard, “Legal Status of the Colored Population in Respect to Schools and Education in the Different States,” The American Journal of Education, Volume 3, Volume 19, London, 1870, 380-382,; Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Institute for Colored Youth, Philadelphia, 1871; 1900 Federal Census, Ravenna, Portage, Ohio; Roll: 1314; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0090; FHL microfilm: 1241314.  Harriet Louden Death Certificate, "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6Z2-6ZQ : accessed 18 Sep 2014), Harriet Louden, 18 Nov 1907; citing Ravenna Vil., Portage, Ohio, reference v 3 p 136; FHL microfilm 891395. Norwalk (Ohio) Daily Reflector, November 20, 1907, 3.

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Image: Harriet C. Loudin Obituary

Source: Norwalk (Ohio) Daily Reflector, November 20, 1907, 3.

Born: December 1845 - Philadelphia, PA

Died: November 11, 1907 - Portage, OH

Graduated: 1864

Career:
School Teacher



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