Tag Archives: Women

Mrs. Hilda Matthey: Civic Worker or Spy?

Hilda Amalia Mueller Matthey was born in Davenport on July 16, 1869 to Christian and Elfrieda Mueller. She married Dr. Heinrich Emil Matthey on March 3, 1890, at her parents’ home on 530 Ripley Street. They made their home at … Continue reading

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“Quietly Utilizing Our Total Ability”: The Davenport Quota Club

Quota Club International Incorporated was chartered on February 6, 1919 in Buffalo, New York. It was the first international women’s club and was made up of professional women. Quota is a Latin word that means “A share of one part … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Marion G. Crandell

Marion G. Crandell was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on April 25, 1872.  She went to school in Cedar Rapids and Omaha, and attended the Sorbonne University in Paris, before residing with her brother for a short time in Alameda, … Continue reading

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Kathryn Kirschbaum: First Woman Mayor of Davenport

Kathryn Kirschbaum was born August 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Esther (Kiplinger) Goll. She graduated from Denison College in Grandville, Ohio, in 1953 with a degree in “Citizenship”. She was First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps … Continue reading

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Davenporters of Note: Norma M. Wiese

Once upon the 1880s, in a beautiful brick Italian Villa at 709 Brown Street, lived William and Minnie Wiese, who were known for their love of travel, music, and community.   Their daughter Edna was born in 1887 with another, Norma, … Continue reading

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Equality through Education: Phebe W. Sudlow*

Phebe W. Sudlow often appears of lists of ‘firsts’ for the positions she held throughout her career as an educator.  Most, if not all of these related to her gender: Ms. Sudlow was the first female school superintendent in Iowa … Continue reading

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