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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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Dr. Ella Ray Gilmour

Prominent among the professional women of Iowa is Dr. Ella Ray Gilmour of Sioux City.  She was born in Holly Springs, Miss., March 3, 1866.  Her father was a Baptist minister, Rev. Cyrus N. Ray, and her mother was Anna Lockhart Ray.  She was educated at La Grange College and took her professional training at the American School of Osteopathy, at Kirksville, Mo., receiving the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy.  She was married to Joseph B. Miller, a lawyer of Blackfoot, Idaho, on May 12, 1887.  His death occurred in January, 1895.  On July 24, 1898, she was married to Dr. George H. Gilmour, who died in May, 1907.  Dr. Gilmour has three children by her first marriage, all of whom were adopted by her second husband and who therefore bear the name Gilmour.  They are Ray B. Gilmour, Howard J. Gilmour and Mrs. Alta M. Quick.  She has one grand child two years old, Roy F. Quick, Jr.  She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association of which she is president.  She has served as president of the Fifth District Iowa Osteopathic Association.  During the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago she was one of the Board of Lady Managers, representing Idaho.  She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and has served as worthy Matron for three years.  She is a member of the Baptist church, and like most business and professional women, believes in equal suffrage.  She is a successful practitioner and one who loves her profession.

 

 

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