L. Viola Kinney
b. ca. 1890
L. Viola Kinney was born in Sedalia, Missouri. She attended Western University at Quindaro, Kansas, studying harmony with Professor Robert G. Jackson. She returned to Sedalia, married undertaker Fred Ferguson, and taught music and English in Sedalia's Segregated Lincoln High School for thirty-five years. Mother's Sacrifice, the only one of her compositions found, won a prize in the Inter-State Literary Society Original Music Contest in 1908 and was published in Kansas in 1909. For further information, see HPC #09109.