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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. Arthur W. Mann

A woman who does her duty every day, as she is given vision to see it, and whose life has always been a sacrifice to others and to the common good, is Mrs. Arthur W. Mann of Onawa.  Carrie M. Foote Mann was born Sept. 25, 1865, at Fort Atkinson, Wis.  She is the daughter of Elisha Lockwood Henman Foote and Ellen Cordelia Simonds.  She is a direct descendant of Daniel Foote who came from England and founded Weathersfield, Conn.  Nathaniel Foote founded and named Colchester, Conn.  Nathaniel Foote the third was a quartermaster in King Phillip's War.  Her mother is descended from Elizabeth Franklin, a sister of Benjamin Franklin.  On Aug. 16, 1892, she was married to Arthur W. Mann and shortly after came to Onawa to live.  She is a member of the Christian church and for sixteen years has been president of the Ladies' Aid Society of the church.  For four years she has been chairman of the Eleventh District I. F. W. C. and has served on many state and general federation committees.  She belongs to the Art Club and has been its president for two years.  She did all the preliminary work for the organization of the P. E. O. chapter and has served as its president since organization in 1912.  She was instrumental in organizing the Onawa chapter D. A. R. and has been its regent since organization in 1910.  She is secretary of the Improvement League and a member of the Library Board for many years.  She has written many articles for newspapers and journals.  Has traveled over America, and Europe.  She has spoken before many clubs and organizations on The Passion Play and other subjects.



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