Mildred Fox Everett

Honored by:Lawrence Everett
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We are nominating Mildred Fox Everett for her pioneering courage as a single woman who homesteaded alone in a sod house on the prairies of South Dakota and for her lifelong attitude that women can do new things in new places. Born Feb. 29, 1880, and died May 9, 1974.

Educated post secondary for 3 years at Wm. Penn College, Oskaloosa. Homesteaded 160 acres at Philip, S. Dakota, as a single woman, 1905-1907. Taught 3rd/4th grade students (some were Indian children) at Fort Pierre, S. Dakota. Taught urban school: Lincoln in Oskaloosa, IA, 1909. Taught country schools: Farmersville (now extinct rural New Sharon) and Byron School.

Married Fred Warner Everett on January 12, 1910, in New Sharon. They farmed for 50 years. Their five offspring are Esther, Alice, Jerry, Fred and Lawrence.