Leva Walker portrait


Leva Walker portrait


A vignette portrait of Leva Walker late in life, probably circa 1970. Leva was the daughter of Levi C. Walker and Belle Putman Walker, and the granddaughter of Oregon missionaries Elkanah and Mary Richardson Walker. Leva and her sister, Elda, graduated from Pacific University in 1900. Born in 1877 and 1878, they were most likely the first women from Forest Grove to earn a doctoral degree, Elda from the University of Nebraska and Leva from Cornell University. Both Doctorates were in Biology. The sisters taught together at the University of Nebraska and lived together until their deaths in 1970 and 1971.
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Date Created

circa 1970





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