This collection is comprised of a few personal items belonging to Sarah Locke and various members of her family. The materials
document Locke's time at California State Normal School and include items such as books, journals and a diary. Also included
in the collection are materials related to Locke's granddaughter, Shirley, who was a graduate of San Jose State College in
Sarah Locke Smith was born Sarah Anne Jane Locke on August 5th, 1860, in Lockeford, California (San Joaquin County). Her parents
were George Shepley Locke and Susan Lucretia Hammond. Sarah attended the California State Normal School in San Jose, where
she received an elementary education degree in 1879, and May of 1880 she received a secondary education degree, graduating
in twenty-first class. During her time at the Normal School, Sarah's interests included botany and poetry. Between the years
1880-1882, Sarah taught in Humboldt County. On December 25, 1882, she married William Thomas Smith, and later the couple moved
to Ferndale, California. They had six children, three boys and three girls: Elmer William Smith, 1883; Harry James Smith,
1885; Warren Locke Smith, 1886; Ethel Smith, 1888; Mildred Smith 1891; and Gertrude Smith, 1898. Sarah Locke died on June
19th, 1939 in Ferndale, California.
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