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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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MISS MINNETTE ELEANOR BROWN

Minnette Eleanor Brown is the daughter of Dr. Lafayette and Angeline Loretta King Brown.  Her father's ancestors came from England in the early days of the country's history and settled in New York, and in later years came to Wisconsin where the family was prominent in a political and educational way.  Dr. Lafayette Brown who died in 1912, was a gentleman of the old school, a scholarly man along many lines.  Mrs. Brown's parents came in pioneer days to Hamilton, Ill., where their influence was felt in a marked degree on Methodism.

Miss Brown has had many advantages of education, travel and association with gifted people.  She received her higher education in Drake University and in the Chicago University.  She is an Episcopalian and an exemplary church woman.  She is president of the Woman's Auxiliary of St. John's church and an associate editor of Church Life, the parish paper.  She is talented to an unusual degree along many lines.  She has a historical and technical knowledge of music, she lectures delightfully on literary topics, she reads and interprets literature as a professional, she has done a great deal of journalistic work and writes with a charming style.  For ten years the family lived in Chicago where she belonged to the Every Wednesday Club.  During her residence in Keokuk she has been interested in all that tends to civic and social betterment.  She is a member of the Y. W. C. A.  Directorate, an officer in the Monday Music Club, a member of the Civic League, the Mentor Reading Club and the Benevolent Union, a charity organization.  She is eligible to the D. A. R. and to the Colonial Dames.
 

 

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