Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Biographical Dictionary of Iowa: Cora Call Whitley

Cora Call Whitley
(May 7, 1862-December 30, 1937)
--clubwoman and conservationist--was born in Rowelsburg, West Virginia, to the Reverend L. N. Call and Mary (Guyon) Call. Her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was three years old, and to Iowa in 1867, when her father was sent there as a missionary by the Baptist church. As an adult, she recalled the perilous walk across the frozen--but thawing--Mississippi River with her mother and young siblings that took them to Iowa and their waiting father.

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergman, and Loren Horton

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