Mrs. Lou Miksell Chittenden, daughter of Powel Garner Miksell and Mary Kline Watts, was born in a log house, Jany. 7, 1863, near Red Rock (now Cordova) in Marion county, Ia. Her grandfather, John Huff Mikesell, came to Marion county, Oct. 18, 1842. Prominent among pioneers he had a very large share in the upbuilding and progress of that part of the state. Mrs. Chittenden is a direct descendant of William Ashley of Rochester, Mass., who rendered heroic service in the War of the Revolution. She was educated in the Council Bluffs High School and in Drake University. For eighteen years she taught in the schools of Council Bluffs, being a ward principal six years of that time. She was married Jany. 30, 1905, in Denver, Colo., to Hiram Jonah Chittenden. They lived in Colorado for a short time, then came to Sioux City where they still reside. She is a member of St. Thomas Episcopal church and an officer in the parish Guild. She is a member of the Sioux City Woman's Club and for two years was chairman of the Household Study class; is a member of the National Society D. A. R., of the Midlothian Golf club, and of the Boat Club. She has four sisters, all residing in Council Bluffs. Mrs. Anna Burtch Mikesell, Mrs. Adolph George Henning, Mrs. Richard Harry Harris, Mrs. Patrick Henry O'Donnell.

p. 79, The Blue Book of Iowa Women: A History of Contemporary Women, edited and compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914. Published by Missouri Printing and Publishing Company, Mexico, Mo. Source: (large - new window)