Martha, the eleventh person to serve as librarian at the Coal Creek Library, took office in August 1926. Martha was a 1924 graduate of Vinland Rural High School and had spent about one year working in the Lawrence City Library. Martha was the eldest daughter of George E. and Kate S (Soule) Kelley. Martha married Cecil C. Smith of the Stony Point neighborhood, Oct. 16, 1943, and continued to serve as librarian until October 1944 when she took maternity leave.


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