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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. Libbie Miller Travers

Libbie Miller Travers was born Dec. 17, 1865, near Edina, Mo., the daughter of John Miller and Anne Bryson.  She is a graduate of the North Missouri State Normal school, B. S.  She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, being now a member of the alumni chapter at Des Moines.  She has had seven consecutive years of reading in the Chautauqua course.  She taught for several years in the Southern Iowa Normal school, at Bloomfield, and also in the Missouri Normal school at Kirksville.  On Dec. 25, 1890, she was married at Kirksville to Frank C. Travers.  They have two daughters, Ione and Isabel Travers.  She is a member of the Christian church and has been a prominent worker on the state board of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions for a number of years.  She is also state superintendent of Young People's Work of the Christian Church.  She has been sent by the State Board to many conventions and other special occasions to give addresses on the "United Mission Studies," which she has been conducting for several years.  She is the author of "The Honor of a Lee," a book published in 1910, which has been favorably criticized and widely read.  She is a member of the Robert Browning Club, the Aloha Club, and to P. E. O., in Des Moines, which city is her home.  Her mother is descended from distinguished ancestry, the Stewarts, who trace a direct line to the Stewarts of England.  Mrs. Travers has had some journalistic experience in contributing to magazines and periodicals, particularly to women's magazines, and is best known through her literary work and in the state work in various departments of the Christian church.

 

 

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