Helen Morrill (Baker) Lichty '19

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Helen Morrill (Baker) Lichty '19

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Helen Morrill Baker was born in Hiawatha, Kansas in 1897 and attended the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri. She studied Household Economics at Simmons, where she served as Chairman of the Simmons branch of the Red Cross Auxiliary and Chair of Civilian Relief for the Civic League. She expressed her support for women’s suffrage in her senior yearbook entry in 1919.

Baker married Warren Copeland Lichty and the couple had two daughters, Susan and Margaret. Warren died in 1939 and Helen moved to Detroit, and, later, back to Missouri. Warren likely left the family a large sum of money upon his death, and Helen made generous donations to the University of Kansas and a museum associated with the Kansas State Historical Society.

Helen Lichty also remained involved in the Simmons community long after graduation, attending a 1939 reunion as the Vice President of the 1919 Class. In 1966, she received an Alumnae Service Award from Simmons, possibly for her philanthropic giving. Lichty died in 1982 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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Simmons University Archives

Date

1919

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Simmons University Archives, “Helen Morrill (Baker) Lichty '19,” Suffrage at Simmons, accessed September 25, 2022, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/suffrage/items/show/2.

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