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Ex-Teacher Miss Lona Tinkham Dies

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Miss Lona C. Tinkham, 83, of 1939 Jackson Ave., a former Ann Arbor High School history teacher who taught for 34 years, died on admittance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital this morning following a heart attack. She and Miss Anna B. Steele had lived together at 41 E. Ridgeway until moving to Hillside Terrace in October. Miss Tinkham taught history at the local high school from 1913 until retiring in 1947. She was graduated from Ann Arbor High School and earned her bachelor of arts degree at the University in 1910. She later received a master's degree from the U-M. After graduating from the U-M, she taught history at Mt. Pleasant High School from 1910 until 1913, when she returned to Ann Arbor to pursue teaching duties at Ann Arbor High. Miss Tinkham was born on June 13, 1886, at St. Johns, Mich., a daughter of Russell R. and Mollie Tinkham. She moved to Ann Arbor with her parents at the age of 9. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Chi Omega Sorority, the American Association of University Women and the U-M Alumni Association. Survivors include a nephew, Russell J. Tinkham of Los Gatos, Calif., a grand nephew and a grand niece. Funeral arrangements by the Muehlig Chapel are incomplete.