Pridgen, Katie Bunn

Katie Bunn Pridgen, Greensboro Teachers College (UNC-G), 1917.

Katie Bunn Pridgen, Mont Amoena teacher of mathematics, 1919.












Faculty: Teacher of Mathematics, 1919-1920

Birth: 8 Feb 1896, Kerr, Sampson, North Carolina
Death: 11 Jan 1990 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina

Timothy Fletcher Pridgen (1843-1907)
Katherine Elizabeth Bunn Pridgen (1861-1945)

Mary Janet Pridgen (1886-1892)
Timothy Maurice Pridgen (1889-1973)
Louise Pridgen East (1892-1954)
Hester Maude Pridgen (1901-1998)

Burial: Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kerr, Sampson County, North Carolina
Source: #98028781.

After leaving Mont Amoena, Katie was principal of Albemarle Normal and Industrial Institute in Stanly County, NC until it closed in May 1929. She was then elected supervisor of rural schools in Stanly County.


The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 21 Sep 1932, p. 3

Miss Pridgen Gets Va. College Post

Albemarle, Sept. 21. – Following several years of educational work in this county, during which time she has served as a teacher in the Albemarle schools, principal of the Albemarle and Normal Institute, and rural supervisor of Stanly county schools, Miss Katie Pridgen left on Saturday for Danville, where she goes to become a member of the faculty of Averette college. She will be professor of education and director of teacher training.

The work of supervisor was abolished this year for the sake of economy, and when Miss Pridgen retired in July she went directly to Columbia University and completed the necessary work for her master’s degree, which she received at the close of  the summer session.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 12 Jan 1990, p. 4E


Miss Katie Bunn Pridgen, age 93, of 2108 Hassell Place, died Thursday, January 11, 1990, at Wesley Nursing Center. Graveside services will be conducted at Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, in Kerr, NC, by the Reverend Charles L. Kirby. Miss Pridgen, born February 8, 1896 in Kerr, NC, was the daughter of the late Timothy Fletcher Pridgen and Katherine Bunn Pridgen. She was a retired career educator as a classroom teacher and in administrative capacities in the public and private schools in North Carolina. She was the director of Teacher Training at Averett College, Danville, VA. She was a graduate of N C. College for Women in Greensboro, now UNC-G, and received her Masters Degree from Columbia University, New York City. Miss Pridgen was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter, U. D. C. No. 220. In former years, as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was active in genealogical research. Survivors include her sister, Miss Maude Pridgen of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Mrs. Timothy M. Pridgen of Jonesboro, NT; two nieces, Mrs. G. F. Albrecht of Falls Church, VA and Mrs. Sallie S. East of Cincinnati, OH, and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at the Harry and Bryant Chapel from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Miss Pridgen.