Friday, October 4, 2013

Attention -- New Orleans Natives -- Your Help is Needed

I'm in the middle of a quest -- a picture quest - and I need the help of the good folks in New Orleans. I'm working on an article about one of New Orleans leading citizens from the late 1800s and early 1900s - Miss Belle Randolph Van Horn.

Belle was born in 1861 in Alabama, the daughter of Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn and Margaretta Law-Van Horn, and died in New Orleans in 1946. She was a graduate of Tulane University (with three degrees including a Masters in 1910), an early leader in the New Orleans woman suffrage movement and the Woman Christian Temperance Union, life long school teacher in New Orleans public school system, and local-state member/office holder in the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

I plan to publish her fascinating history here on this blog and hopefully in the NOLA Times Picayune real soon and it will really be neat to have a picture of my Aunt Belle to go with her fascinating history.

If you have any knowledge of my Aunt Belle, during her time as a NOLA school teacher, or have a picture of her, please contact me at the address in the masthead.

I want to honor this New Orleans historical figure and a picture of one of the more fascinating figures of that city would definitely be the final piece to honor a remarkable life.