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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.


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Dr. Carrie Butler Collier

Prominent among the professional women of Iowa is Dr. Carrie Butler Collier, an unusually successful practitioner, secretary of the Iowa Osteopathic Association, a member of the American Osteopathic Asso., and one of the Board of Managers of the Still College of Osteopathy of Des Moines, she has had a wide professional experience.  Her parents, Jacob and Martha Simonton Butler, came to Iowa in 1855.  She was born in Clarinda, Dec. 29, 1862.  Was educated in the high schools, receiving her doctor's degree at the Dr. S. S. Still College of Osteopathy in Des Moines.  She was married to Dr. C. H. Collier, Sept. 10, 1884, and together they practice their profession.  She is a woman who not-withstanding her busy life has found time to aid in many social reforms and to take an active part in the M. E. church, in the Sunday school and in the Missionary society of which she has been president for several years.  She has delivered many addresses in the interests of missions, one in particular on "The Obligation of Christian Women," was published in booklet form.  She is a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood, the Shakespeare Club, the City Federation of Women's Clubs, the Beta Delta Omega Sorority and other local clubs.  Her parents were pioneers in Southwestern Iowa and helped to build up that part of the state.  Dr. Collier's great-great-grandfather, John Simonton, was a Lieutenant in Capt. James Fisher's Co., First Battalion, in Cumberland Co., Penn., during the Revolution.  Her great-great-grandfather on her father's side was a member of the convention which adopted the Federal constitution.  She is a worthy descendant of a long line of ancestors and kinsmen who have excelled in the professions.



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