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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. Charles Adelbert Gibbs

Mrs. Lola Elizabeth Gibbs of Greenfield was born at Henry, Ill., Sept. 6, 1869.  She is the daughter of Edward Payson Faris and Fausta C. Scholes.  Her father was a native of West Virginia, his ancestors having fought in the Virginia troops in the Revolutionary War.  He served for three years in the Civil War.  Her mother's ancestors came to America from England in 1825.  After completing a course in the Greenfield high school she taught for several years.  On Sept. 3, 1890, she was married at Henry, Ill., to Charles Adelbert Gibbs.  They have four daughters;  Edna Lillian, Fausta Louise, Gertrude Irene and Mildred.  She was a charter member of the Ladies' Wednesday Afternoon Club, and has served several terms as its president.  It is a village improvement club and has accomplished a great deal to beautify Greenfield and to better its sanitary anc civic conditions.  She is a member of the P. E. O. chapter and has served as its president for several years, and has been a member of several state conventions.  She is also a member of the O. E. S., and has filled several offices in the local chapter.  While she has always been a very helpful agent in every movement which has been for the betterment of the little city in which she lives, her greatest interest has been in her home and family.  In religious faith she is a Presbyterian and is a woman of very strong character.

 

 

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