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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 MARGARET GAY DOLLIVER

Miss Margaret Gay Dolliver who is Dean of Women of Morningside College, Sioux City, was born on a farm near Kingswood, Preston county, West Virginia.  She is the daughter of the Rev. James J. Dolliver and Eliza J. Brown.  Her father spent over forty years in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, for the greater part in the mountains of West Virginia.  The family moved to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, in 1881.  Miss Dolliver received her preparatory education in the schools of Ft. Dodge, later attending the Ohio Wesleyan College at Cincinnati, graduating in 1886.  She took post graduate work in the North Western University 1905-'06.  Taught in Fort Dodge schools 1886-'90. Upon the death of her mother she made a home for her father and her brother, J. P. Dolliver from 1890-'95.   In 1895 Miss Dolliver accepted a position in Morningside College and since that time has devoted herself to the educational interests of the young women of that institution, being Dean of Women.  She is a member of the Education Committee of the I. F. W. C.  She is a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood and of a number of local clubs.  She is a woman of broad mind and splendid Christian character.  Beside the late J. P. Dolliver she has two other brothers, Robert H., a Methodist minister in Rochelle, Ill., and Victor B., an attorney in Ft. Dodge, and a sister, Mrs. E. R. Graham of Evanston.
 

 

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