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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. D. Howard

Maude De Vee Howard, the daughter of Vitruvius Tew, whose parents came from Tewshire, Eng., and Lide Shoup Tew, was born in Pekin, Ill.  Her father served four years in the Civil War, enlisted in Co. B, 108 Ill. Vol. Inf., was transferred to the Fifth Veteran Corps and served until the close of the war.  He was one of the soldiers selected to escort the body of President Lincoln after his assassination.  Her mother's father, Solomon Shoup, was Colonel of the First Colo. Regiment, organized to fight the Indians in that territory in 1859-1863, and was the first post-master of Denver.  Mrs. Howard received her education in the public schools of Jefferson, and in the Dunning Academy, of which she is a graduate.  She was married on June 18, 1890, to A. D. Howard, a very successful attorney of Jefferson, which city is their home.  They have one daughter, Helena De Vee Howard, who was born in Helena, Mont.  Mrs. Howard is an interested club woman.  She is a member of the Culture Club, having been its president two years.  As a member of the City Federation of Women's Clubs she helped establish a rest room for women.  She has attended every meeting of the Tenth District Federation since 1907.  She has attended two State Federations as delegate and the General Federation at Cincinnati.  She is a member of the committee on Civil Service and Reform of I. F. W. C.  She is a charter member of chapter CZ, P. E. O.  She is past noble-grand of the Rebecca degree of Odd-fellowship.  She is a very talented painter in oil colors, having displayed pictures in exhibits in Chicago, St. Louis and other cities.  Her work has received very favorable notice from art critics.

 

 

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