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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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Mrs. A. H. Fortune

Effie Caroline Law was born March 31, 1863, in Bloomfield and has lived there all her life.  Her father, William James Law, was born in Frederic county, Va., in 1826.  Her mother, Caroline Catharine Brunner, was born in Somerset, Ohio, in 1827.  They were married in Ohio in 1845, and ten years later came to Iowa, moving to Bloomfield, where they resided the remainder of their lives.  Their daughter was educated in the public schools and in the Southern Iowa Normal School.  On May 10, 1888, she was married to A. H. Fortune, a cashier in the Davis Co. Trust Co. Bank.  Mrs. Fortune has unusual business ability and experience.  She was in the money order department of the post office for four years and has had experience in bank book keeping.  She has aided many clubs by starting the books in a business like way.  She has been a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood since her girlhood days and has received many honors from them.  She has filled most of the local chapter offices, was corresponding secretary and president of the Iowa grand chapter and for four years was on the Supreme Board as treasurer and custodian of supplies.  She is a member of the Conversational Club and of the Chautauqua Club, having received two diplomas and having to her credit several years of reading.  In religious faith she is a Presbyterian.  She has contributed to local papers and to the P. E. O.  Record and appeared on many convention programs.  She is a woman having a wide acquaintance in the State, as well among the women of other states with whom she has been associated in club and society work.

 

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