Sumter County Alabama

Sumter County
Winnie Cox Duncan

Submitted by: Mary F. Thomas

Winnie Cox Duncan (Mrs. W.W. Duncan) of Aliceville, AL. attended country schools in Knoxville (Greene Co.), AL, until entering Livingston Normal School in Livingston, AL.  This institution was founded by Miss Julia Tutwiler of Greensboro, AL, who was President of the school at the time she attended there.  At this school Winnie Cox received her teacher's license and taught in public schools for 3 years - first in Olney (Pickens Co.) and then at McElwaine School near Gate City (Jefferson Co.), AL.  She married Dr. Wm. Wallace Duncan, a practicing physician,  in 1905 and they lived in Pickens County all their married life.

"GOLDEN DAYS -- Four Livingston alumnae were on hand for recent spring graduation ceremonies and reminisced of days when Miss Julia Tutwilder, champion of both women's rights and higher education, was either president or a faculty member at Livingston, then Alabama Normal College.  The four are, seated left, Mrs. Esther Miller Godfrey, Birmingham; Mrs. William Wallace Duncan, Aliceville; back left, Mrs. Rosa Quarles Cogle, Dixon Mills; Mrs. Virginia Winston White Barnes, Montevallo.  Mrs. Duncan, Class of 1902, is the oldest known living alumna."

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