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Evelyn Marie Hamblen

Evelyn Marie Hamblen

Evelyn Marie Hamblen

Evergreen Cemetery

Born in Maine – 1874
Died in St. Augustine – 18 Sep 1943

Miss Hamblen served the St. Augustine community for decades, first as a teacher and assistant principal at the original St. Augustine High School and later on the school board. She became the first woman to chair the school board and as such was the first woman in St. Johns County to be elected to a public office.

In 1957 the West Augustine Elementary School was renamed Evelyn Hamblen School in her honor. Today Evelyn Hamblen Center still serves the community.

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