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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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Mrs. F. F. Faville

Cora Thornburg-Faville is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Thornburg, who were Iowa pioneers, coming to Mitchell county in 1856.  Her father established one of the first saw mills in Iowa, the engine and boiler of which were drawn by five yoke of oxen from Dubuque to Orchard on the Cedar River.  Mrs. Faville was born at Orchard and received her education in the public school and normal schools.  She began teaching when she was only sixteen years old.  Her husband, Frederic F. Faville, is a lawyer by profession.  Shortly after their marriage they moved to Des Moines where he was clerk of the twenty-third general assembly.  In 1892 they moved to Sioux Rapids, where they lived for several years, from there moving to Storm Lake, where they now reside.  They have two children, Stanton Sherwood and Marion Blanche.  Mrs. Faville is Rec. Sec. of the I. F. W. C., has served on many committees of the Iowa Federation as well as on committees of the general Federation.  She has spoken many times at district meetings and at the Iowa biennials and is always a delightful addition to the program.  She was a charter member of the Tuesday Club and its president for sixteen years.  This club has added books, pictures and statuary to the public library as well as helped to beautify the lake front.  She is a member of the library board and was instrumental in establishing a rest room which has come to be a sort of civic center.  The Favilles have a summer home, "Idylrest," on the south shore of Storm Lake, where they spend a part of the year.  Mrs. Faville is a woman of unusual poise, being able always to keep an ideal atmosphere in her home and yet extend her influence far beyond the confines of those four walls.



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