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Today is:

Women in Kearney’s History, Part 3

Nancy Hull, cont.

March 17, 1911 – Died
        Funeral services were held at her residence on East Twenty-sixth street; burial in Kearney Cemetery

1932 – The name Mother Hull Home was not adopted until the WCTU members bought the former D. B. Clark home
             at 23rd Street and Avenue B, their current location.

Eliza Mills (A colorful doctor)

1885 – Drs. George and Eliza Mills came to Kearney
        They had their home and office in the stucco building at 16 West 23rd Street
        Later had office on corner of 1st Ave & 23rd across from Kearney Steam Laundry(now Cunningham’s Journal)

One Kearney woman remembered Eliza as "a huge woman, extremely homely and very gruff."
        She rode about town on a bicycle, and the sight of the 250-pound woman peddling around town with "bloomers
        billowing" was enough to strike terror in the hearts of many children.

In spite of her "top sergeant" manner, she was kind in her own way, "going into badly kept shacks, cleaning them and
        often supplying the soap and clean clothing."

1912 - The Millses left Kearney after selling their home and office to another husband and wife team, Dr. and Mrs. Judd Albertus Strong.

Maude Marsten Burrows (a woman's rights activist ahead of her time)

Remembered as the eternal champion of causes, no matter how great or small

1864 – Born in Illinois
1887 – Came to Kearney with family at age 23

1889 – Society editor for Kearney Enterprise
        Her accounts of social events and descriptions of dresses worn by those in attendance were extraordinary
        A high point in her journalistic career was her interview of Nelly Bly, who was traveling by train across the nation
        at the end of her trip around the world.

1892 – Boom ended, newspaper closed; Maud turned to reading law in her father’s office
        Went to Chicago for experienced in a large law office; studied in Europe
        Returned to Kearney to go into partnership with her father

A strong-minded person. Campaigned for a hospital in Kearney
        A well-known public speaker; and once ran unsuccessfully for the State Legislature.
        Continued to write articles for causes

Kept a scrapbook of her writings which she gave to the library

Charlotte (Lottie) Gove Norton (at one time the richest woman in Nebraska)

Born May 16, 1859, in Tomah, Wisconsin

        Father was judge, mother was a writer.
        Graduated from Minneapolis (Minnesota) High School
        Attended a Catholic convent, and then a private girls’ school in London, Canada

Married Charles Oliver Norton of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1885

Moved to Kearney where Mr. Norton established a banking, insurance, real estate, and abstract business.

Husband, Charles Oliver Norton, died in 1896

So successful that at one time she was the richest woman in Nebraska, dealing in farm and ranch lands.

First woman member of a commercial club; prominent in many philanthropic and patriotic organizations

Organized the Kearney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and later served as State Regent

Home located on corner of 22nd & 1st Avenue, where Elks Club used to be

Gave the city 3 lots across the street south for the Carnegie Library

        Land to be used for a library or revert to family
        Difficult because of her 3 sons, only one grew to adulthood but he had no children

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