Agnes Park Kerr was the daughter of Andrew and Agnes Kerr, who moved from Ayershire, Scotland to Birmingham, Alabama and later to Lethbridge. Agnes had a brother James and sister Elizabeth (Bessie, married David Shorthouse).
Raised in Lethbridge, Miss Kerr received her post-secondary education at the the Calgary Normal School. Prior to her marriage, Miss Kerr taught art at Westminster School and was a Sunday school teacher and Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) leader at First United Church in Lethbridge. In 1924 Miss Kerr was an exchange teacher in Scotland.
Agnes Kerr married George S. Fulton in July 1927. The couple moved to Shelby, Montana, where Agnes Fulton died on 30 September 1928 from complications following the birth of her son David. David was subsequently raised by Agnes' sister Mrs. Elizabeth Shorthouse and her husband.
The students of Westminster School were dismissed early on 3 October 1928 in order to attend Mrs. Fulton's funeral. The students from the last class she taught in Lethbridge lined the path from the hearse to the family residence at 519 13 Street North as a demonstration of respect for their former teacher.
Agnes Park (Kerr) Fulton is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
[Sources: The Lethbridge Herald, 1 October 1928, page 7 ; The Lethbridge Herald, 3 October 1928, page12]
Agnes Park (Kerr) Fulton was the donor's great-aunt.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two text-books used by Agnes Park Kerr during her studies at the Calgary Normal School.