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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. Benjamin F. Shambaugh

Bertha M. Horack Shambaugh was born in Cedar Rapids, Feby. 12, 1871.  Her father was Frank J. Horack and her mother Katherine Mosnat, of whom her daughter says:  Anything that I have done in the past and all I hope to do in the future is due to her inspiring guidance."

Mrs. Shambaugh was educated in the State University of Iowa, having been graduated in 1893.  She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.  She was married in Iowa City, Aug. 11, 1897, to Prof. Benjamin F. Shambaugh, head of the department of Political Science in the State University of Iowa and Superintendent of the State Historical Society of Iowa.  She is a member of the First Unitarian Church, of Iowa City, secretary of the board of trustees and superintendent of the Sunday School.  She is a member of the N. N. Club, one of the oldest literary clubs of the city and the first to join the Iowa State Federation.  She is a member of the Iowa Press and Authors' Club and has served it as vice-president.  She is a member of the committee on education, I. F. W. C.  For three years she was head of the department of Biology of the Iowa City high school.  She is an author of marked ability and wide reputation.  She is the author of "Amana;  The Community of True Inspiration," published by the State Historical Society of Iowa, which gives a picture, historically true, of that unique settlement in Iowa.  She has written many stories and nature sketches for magazines which she herself has illustrated.  She has contributed to the Midland Monthly, The World Toady, Hastings' Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, Our Animal Friends, The Churchman, The Interior, The Outlook, Youth's Companion.

 

 

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