[Dr. Christine B. Cash, East Texas Educator]

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Dr. Christine Benton (Mrs. Larry B.) Cash was an educator in the northeast Texas region. She was born August 9, 1887 in Jefferson, into a family of girls who all became educators. After completing her early education in Marion County public schools, she earned the BA degree from Bishop College (Marshall) in 1926. The Bishop yearbook picture in this entry is from that year. In 1943 she received the Master degree from Atlanta University, and in 1947 the PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Cash taught all levels, beginning with a one-room school in Jefferson. She organized a high ... continued below

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Dr. Christine Benton (Mrs. Larry B.) Cash was an educator in the northeast Texas region. She was born August 9, 1887 in Jefferson, into a family of girls who all became educators. After completing her early education in Marion County public schools, she earned the BA degree from Bishop College (Marshall) in 1926. The Bishop yearbook picture in this entry is from that year. In 1943 she received the Master degree from Atlanta University, and in 1947 the PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Cash taught all levels, beginning with a one-room school in Jefferson. She organized a high school in Camp County, serving as principal before becoming the superintendent. She taught at Bishop College and Jarvis Christian College. Dr. Cash taught a total of 65 years. She appeared in Who's Who in Colored America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. As a scholar, she did research and published. She lived in Marshall after retirement. She is buried in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson, Texas.

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[Dr. Christine B. Cash, East Texas Educator], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17711/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marshall Public Library.