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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. E. J. Keller

Among the successful business women, as well as an efficient club woman, is Mrs. E. J. Keller of Salem.  Emma Jane Lusk was born near Lancaster, Ohio, Feby. 2, 1853, the daughter of James Lusk and Nancy Ricketts Lusk, who came to Iowa in 1853, settling on a farm in Lee county.  She received her education in the public schools and in the Denmark Academy, which was one of the first schools in that section of the state.  It was a Congregational school and from its halls have gone many pupils who became successful in life above the average.  She was married April 24, 1878, to D. S. Keller, of Bloomfield.  They lived in Bloomfield until 1884, when they came to Salem.  Mr. Keller died in 1908.  For twenty-nine years Mrs. Keller has been a successful business woman.  For twenty-three years she kept the books and did all the clerical work in connection with their furniture business, and since 1909 she has conducted a variety store, which has been a very successful enterprise.  She is a member of the Congregational church and active in all of its branches.  She was a charter member of the Salem Woman's Club, (1895) one of the oldest in the state, serving as its president and its representative at several meetings of the federation.  This club founded a city library which has a splendid collection of books.  Mrs. Keller has been a state officer in the auxiliary to the K. P. Lodge, the Rathbone Sisters, which later merged in the Pythian Sisters.  She enjoys travel and has visited nearly every place of interest in this country.  She has a rare faculty for making friends and is a woman of the greatest kindness of heart and charity.



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