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Sophie Kerr

Born: 23-Aug-1880
Birthplace: Denton, MD
Died: 6-Feb-1965
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Denton Cemetery, Denton, MD

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Sound of Petticoats

Authored two dozen novels and hundreds of short stories. Washington College received a $578,000 bequest upon Kerr's death, from which the Sophie Kerr Prize is awarded to a senior of every graduating class. It is a large prize, with recent awards exceeding $60,000.

Father: Jonathan William Kerr
Mother: Amanda Sisk
Husband: John DeLoss Underwood (civil engineer, m. 1904, div. 1908)

    High School: Denton High School, Denton, MD (1895)
    University: BA, Hood College (1898)
    University: MA, University of Vermont

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