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