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Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catherine B. Conrad

 
 
Catherine B. Conrad - 1836-1902 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Catherine B. Conrad - 1836-1902 Marker
Inscription. 1836–1902. This house was built for Kate Conrad in 1889. Member of a prominent Winchester family, she devoted her life to educational and religious activities. She was an administrator for the Slater Trust of Boston, which sought to educate former slaves during the reconstruction. She established the “Training School for Colored Cooks,” a free Winchester Institution. She was a founding member of the Confederate Memorial Association. Kate never married. According to one obituary, she was engaged to Richard Ashby, 7th Virginia Cavalry, who was killed in 1861. Other family lore says she was engaged to General Turner Ashby, Richard’s brother, who died in battle in 1862. The three are buried in Mt. Hebron.

“A Well Spent Life”
Winchester Star 11/25/02
 
Erected by City of Winchester, Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 11.163′ N, 78° 10.157′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on Amherst Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Morgan House (a few steps from this marker); Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron
The Conrad House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. The Conrad House
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little-Holiday House (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheridan’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Braddock Street Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Turner Ashby. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Date
Is the 11/25/02 a 21st Century date or was it from the paper printed in 1902 when she died? Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 3, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USCivil RightsEducationNotable Persons
 
The Ashby Brothers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. The Ashby Brothers
Both Ashby brothers are buried in a shared grave in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, in the Confederate section.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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