1891 - 1995 (103 years)
||Alta Mae Eby |
||23 Feb 1891
||Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
||24 Jan 1995
||Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
||Scottdale Cemetery Scottsdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
||Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
||4 Sep 2008 |
||Abram H Eby, b. 22 Nov 1863, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , d. 17 Feb 1955, Torrance, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (Age 91 years) |
||Salome Denlinger, b. 15 Mar 1866, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , d. 21 Dec 1949, Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (Age 83 years) |
||16 Apr 1885
||Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
||Paul Erb, b. 26 Apr 1894, Newton, Harvey County, Kansas , d. 07 May 1894, Mt Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania (Age 0 years) |
||27 May 1917
||Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas
||22 Jan 2008 |
- 1900 Census Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as Alta EBY
- Erb, Alta Mae Eby (1891-1995)Alta Mae Eby, b. 23 February 1891 to Abram and Salome Denlinger Eby, grew up at Kinzers (Lancaster County), PA. She obtained her final year of high school and her college education at Goshen College, graduating in 1912. From 1912 to 1940 she was on the staff of Hesston College. She taught mathematics and teacher education and was librarian from 1913 to 1928. In 1917 she married Paul Erb. They had two children: Winifred (Erb) Paul and Delbert.
From 1940 to 1945, she taught teacher education at Goshen College. In 1945 they moved to Scottdale, PA, where Paul served as editor of the Gospel Herald. Her activities at Scottdale were principally in the area of the nurture of children. She served extensively in Christian education workshops and from 1954-1958 was Home Life Editor of Christian Living magazine. Her book, The Christian Nurture of Children, was first published in 1944. A second edition followed in 1955. It sold a reported 12,000 copies. From 1944 to 1961 she wrote a weekly column on the Uniform Sunday School Lessons which appeared in the Gospel Herald.
Alta Mae Erb died in Scottdale, PA on 24 January 1995 at the age of 103. She is buried in the Scottdale cemetery.
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