Brackinreed, Verna M 1

Birth Name Brackinreed, Verna M
Gender female
Age at Death 95 years, 8 months, 16 days


from her obit -
She graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and studied piano in Paris 1927-28. Verna then taught at the Nashville Conservatory of Music prior to continuing her education at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. She was a professor at UMKC from 1946 until her retirement. Verna taught piano for 77 years. (ship passenger France to NY on June 13, 1927)

message from Kyle - she was my grandparent substitute when I returned to KC late '80's. She was universally adored for her sweet and gentle nature. I had the pleasure of listening to her perform a few times for private audiences, and her musical gifts were extraordinary. She could have easily been a touring concert pianist, but preferred the satisfaction of teaching.

she was engaged once before when young but never married until she was 69!

Verna Brackinreed authored this book in 1946 on "Materials of Musical Composition in the First, Second and Fourth Piano Sonatas by Ferruccio Busoni"


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1906-04-15 Flint, MI   2a
Death 2002-01-01 Overland Park, Johnson, KS    
Burial   Spring Hill, Johnson, KS Spring Hill Cemetery  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Brackinreed, Armand J1873-09-001908
Mother Mara, Clarissa1878-10-121962-10-00
    Sister     Brackinreed, Mary Dorothea 1904-04-23 1993-12-09
         Brackinreed, Verna M 1906-04-15 2002-01-01
    Sister     Brackinreed, Phyllis L 1916-04-03 1992-06-24


Family of McRoberts, James Alexander and Brackinreed, Verna M

Married Husband McRoberts, James Alexander ( * 1893-11-23 + 1975-12-26 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1975-05-16 Kansas City, Jackson, MO Marriage of James A McRoberts and Verna Brackinreed  

Source References

  1. obit for Verna Brackinreed
  2. The Generations Network, inc, Provo, UT: Social Security Death Index
      • Page: State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951 )