Alice Tribble Karr

Name of Historic Site
Lexington Cemetery
Event(s) / Use associated with woman/group/site
Burial site of Alice Tribble Karr (1881-1972)

833 West Main Street
Lexington, 40508
United States

Associated Organization
Lexington Public Cemetery
Years of Importance
Geographic Location
Your Affiliation
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project
Additional Comments

Alice Tribble Karr (24 May 1881 - 15 July 1972) was a mathematics instructor at Transylvania University when she participated in the state's largest suffrage parade in Lexington in 1916. She and her two siblings, Anna May Karr Wilkerson (1878-1962) and Edwin Matt Karr (1884-1936), lived together with their parents, Olive Tabitha Phelps (1848-1931) and Perry Culbertson Karr (1844-1913) in Lexington all their lives. Participating in the parade did not seem to hurt her position at the University since by 1920 she had become dean of women for the Hamilton Female College - the women's school that was part of Transylvania until it was closed in 1932. Before Hamilton closed, Karr went to work for Henry Clay High School as a mathematics instructor until she retired.

Alice T. Karr outlived her siblings and died in Lexington in 1972 at 91 years of age. She is buried in the Lexington Cemetery.

Reference Source of Information
"The Crimson 1914" published by The Senior Classes of Transylvania University, The College of the Bible, and Hamilton College, Lexington, Kentucky. Volume 16. May 1914. Lexington, Ky.: Press of J.L. Richardson & Co., 1914.