Berniece T. Hiser
1908 – 1995
Who was Berniece T. Hiser?
Berniece Iona Terry Hiser, writer and teacher, was born April 6, 1908 in Cow Creek, Kentucky, to Wilson Edgar Terry and Ruse Wilder. After graduating from Berea College she taught school in Kentucky and Indiana. She lived in Walton, Kentucky, for many years before her death January 5, 1995. She was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, beside Pleasant View Church, in Grant County, Kentucky. Her husband Ora Hiser, who died January 5, 1999, was later buried beside her.
Hiser compiled Quare Do's in Appalachia: East Kentucky Legends and Memorats, a collection of folktales, ghost stories, and tales she collected, many of which involve members of her family. Among the latter is the tale of how her grandmother Sally Wilder Frost was named by Col. John Hunt Morgan.
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on July 23, 2013
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