What a Special Lady - Grace Greenwood Quivey

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I just could not resist writing about this special young lady.  As you can see below, she died at the age of 50 while on a walk with her father.  Check out this elaborate dress!

Here is her biography.  I'm looking forward to doing some more research on Grace Greenwood Quivey.

Born 28 March 1872 Clermont, Fayette, Iowa
Died 12 January 1922 Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska


Grace graduated from the Nebraska State Normal School at Peru to begin a teaching career that lasted about 27 years, mainly at Pierce, Nebraska. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (women's auxiliary of the Masonic Order) and went through the administrative chairs of the Pierce chapter.
She married Cory F. Montross on June 21, 1894, but the marriage ended in a separation. In 1905 she moved from Battle Creek back to Pierce and lived with her parents while she taught school. In 1919 she moved to Scotts Bluff, Nebraska to be with her sister, Zoe and her parents, who had moved into the vicinity seven years before.
In 1922, while she and her father, William W. Quivey, were crossing a street in Scotts Bluff, a car struck them both, bruising the latter, but proving fatal to Grace.
Grace and Cory had three children. William Mark died after one month of life. Mildred was born January 24, 1898, and at the age of 4 burned herself between waist and neck by walking into a bonfire. Mildred taught school several quarters and then attended Kearney State Normal and died at age 22 of Ptomaine poisoning. Lynn John entered journalism and worked briefly for a Chicago newspaper and later became an author for the Department of Defense writing such books as WAR THROUGH THE AGES.
Received from Michael Wilson of Salt Lake City, Utah on 12 March 1997


Greta Koehl said...

That outfit is absolutely fabulous!