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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. Thomas Metcalf

Eva Canfield Metcalf was born in Cardon, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1853, the daughter of Delos Wilford Canfield and Saphronia Allen.  She was educated at Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio.  Jany. 24, 1871, she was married to Thomas Metcalf at Charder, Ohio, and shortly after came to Iowa.  They have three children --- Thomas Delos Metcalf, Frank Arnold Metcalf and Della, now Mrs. H. H. Pinney, Llewellyn Oaks, Council Bluffs.  In religious faith she is an Episcopalian, being affiliated with St. Paul's church.  She is a member of the Ideal Club, a study club of which she has been president for eleven years.  She is a prominent member in Iowa of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She is a member of the Council Bluffs chapter which was organized in 1897.  She joined on the service of the following ancestors:  Nathaniel Read, Lieut. Col. Samuel Canfield, Amasa Read, Thomas Read, Thomas Canfield, Capt. Stephen Calkins, and Prince Allen.  She has served her own chapter as regent and for three terms was State Vice Regent.  She has served on many important committees of both the State and National society.  She has had a part on the program of state conferences and has attended several national D. A. R. Congresses.  She was a member of the state committee of the Iowa room in Continental Hall which planned the furnishings of that room.  She has served the Iowa Federation of Women's Club on state committees.  She is now a member of the Committee on Literature and Library Extension, being chairman of the Biblical Literature committee.  She is a woman of ability and of gracious presence, but a woman very modest of her own attainments.



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