Born: June 10, 1893, Flush­ing, Queens, New York.

Died: No­vem­ber 17, 1990, Pitts­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Cen­ter Ce­me­tery, Rich­mond, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Katharine was the wife of Will­iam Stu­art An­nin (mar­ried 1920).

She gra­du­at­ed from Miss Fine’s School, Prince­ton, New Jer­sey (1910), and Bryn Mawr Col­lege (1914).

She stu­died mu­sic with An­ge­la Dil­ler and Eliz­a­beth Quaile in New York City, and at the Tho­mas Whit­ney Su­ret­te Sum­mer Mu­sic School in Con­cord, Mass­a­chu­setts.

The An­nins moved in 1924 to the Berk­shire Hills of west­ern Mas­sa­chu­setts, where Will­iam raised Guern­sey pure­bred cat­tle, and lat­er joined the ed­it­or­i­al staff of the Berk­shire Ea­gle, a dai­ly news­pa­per in Pitts­field, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Katharine taught el­e­ment­a­ry grades in pri­vate schools, was lib­ra­ri­an for the Rich­mond, Mas­sa­chu­setts, pub­lic lib­ra­ry for 11 years, and di­rect­ed the Rich­mond Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church choir for many years.

She was known as Rich­mond’s lo­cal his­tor­i­an and wrote a Tues­day col­umn for the Berk­shire Eagle, ti­tled Our Berk­shires, from at least 1957–71.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of An­nin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),