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Myrtle Arvilla Trent papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P190


Contains a brief autobiography by Myrtle Arvilla Trent, including details about her early years in Hartville, Oklahoma living in a family-built rock house and her family's move to Arkansas, Missouri, and eventually Kansas in 1922. Also includes details about her courtship and marriage to Lucas Trent, raising her family, and helping her husband with his work at W. B. Young Wholesale Company, the lives of her children, and a flood in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1929.


  • Creation: 1971


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Biography of Myrtle Arvilla Trent (1898-1986)

Myrtle Arvilla Trent was born in 1898 in Oklahoma to Moses Trader Ball and Mary Elizabeth Shell Ball. In 1916, Myrtle married Lucas Trent, and together they had seven children: Albert, Alfred, Alvis, Arvin, Annis, Alena, and Alaria. Myrtle Trent died in Hutchinson, Kansas on November 1, 1986.


1 folder : 7 pages, mimeograph of a typescript ; Pages measure 28 cm.

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RH MS P190

Guide to the Myrtle Arvilla Trent Collection
Myrtle Arvilla Trent papers
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 1973. Finding aid encoded by cmp, 2021.
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Myrtle Arvilla Trent papers, RH MS P190, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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