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Mrs. F. P. Webber

(Phoebe Jane Grist)

Mrs. Phoebe Jane Webber was born in Chattsworth, Minn., is the daughter of Benjamin Ross Case and Elizabeth Grist. She received her early- education in the high school at Greely, Delaware county, Iowa, which has been supplemented by professional training, which in 1896 enabled her to suc- cessfully pass the examination before the Iowa state board of dental examiners. For several years she was an active practitioner of her chosen profession. On March 12, 1876, she was married to Dr. F. P. Webber, of Cherokee, in which city they have lived since 1879. There was born to them one son, Dr. Forrest G. Webber, Feby. 12, 1877, who died Oct. 7, 1910. In religious faith Mrs. Webber is a Presbyterian. She is a charter member of the Cherokee Columbian Club, a literary organization, and of the Tone Circle, a musical club. She is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and interested in its patriotic work. She was one of the organizers of Carnation Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as worthy matron for two years. She was appointed grand chaplain and held the office of associate grand conductress for two years, and for two years was associate grand matron. She was elected to the office of grand matron of Iowa in Oskaloosa, October, 1901, and presided over the grand chapter at its meeting held in Iowa City October, 1902. In 1913 she was appointed committee on fraternal correspondence. She was a charter member of the P. E, 0. chapter at Cherokee and its first president. She devotes much time to public welfare work, and is prominent in local charity work.

Source: Blue Book of Iowa Women, A History of Contemporary Women; Edited and Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves 1914 

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