Lucina Mary Giffin

Female 1869 - 1952  (83 years)


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  • Name Lucina Mary Giffin  [1
    • Bio From: LAWRENCE COLLEGE ALUMNI RECORD

      384. LUCINA MARY (GIFFIN) IRISH.

      Present address, 1813 N. Grove avenue, Oak Park, Illinois.
      Born, January 10, 1869, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

      Father, Judge N. C. Giffln. For many years trustee of Lawrence College.

      Educated, Fond du Lac high school; Lawrence, 1888-1893. Degree A. B.

      Fall of 1893 went to Kinkiang, China. Taught in boys' seminary and girls' high school; 1902-1904, treasurer of Wisconsin Conference Woman's Foreign Missionary Society; 1904-1908, secretary of Wisconsin Conference W. F. M. S. ; 1911 vice president and auditor of Chicago Business Woman's League; 1912-1914 associated editor and manager of the Civic Society of Chicago; 1914 to present time, president and manager of Chicago Health Club for Women; planned and organized the popular 12-vol. work called "The Women Citizen's Library," published by The Civics Society of Chicago. Author of a biographical book called "The Making of a Hero." Has done some story and verse writing.

      Member of Chicago Progressive Club, Woman's City Club of Chicago, Suburban Civics Club, president of Chicago Health Club for Women; member of Woman's Party of Cook County, lectured and organized for Illinois Equal Suffrage Association.

      Favorite recreation is physical culture.

      Married, June 24, 1893, to Ralph O. Irish, graduate of class of '93, Lawrence. Children: Joseph Elder, high school and university track athlete; won highest individual high school track honors for the State of Illinois in 1913. Student in the University of Illinois; Jane Pennoyer, Dorcas Eddy, and Ralph Owen, Jr.
    Born 10 Jan 1869  Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Book Reference 1056  
    Died 08 Dec 1952 
    Buried Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Paul Rodman - srodman@ix.netcom.com
      Lucina was a missionary and her first son, Joseph, was born in Kui Kaing, China. She was a charter organizer for the Travelers Aid Society and served as its Executive Director in Milwaukee for many years. The third daughter of five children of Judge Nathan Clark Giffin and Jane Cynthia Eddy, where education and music was an important part of their lives. I don't know if Travelers Aid has any info but there are archives somewhere but I haven't looked for them.
    Person ID I00199  Irish
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2011 

    Father Nathan Clark Giffin,   b. 10 Oct 1833,   d. 10 May 1911  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Cynthia Jane Eddy,   b. 10 Sep 1834,   d. 21 Apr 1914  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F8943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ralph Orren Irish,   b. 30 Sep 1863, Linden, Iowa Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1921  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1893 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Elder Irish,   b. 26 Jun 1894, Kiu Kiang, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1948, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Jane Penoyer Irish,   b. 12 May 1897, Kenosha, Kanosha Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1948, Grosse Pointe, Wayne Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Lucina Giffin Irish,   b. 31 Mar 1899,   d. 12 Jul 1899  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Dorcas Eddy Irish,   b. 17 Jun 1900, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Ralph Orrin Irish, II,   b. 2 Apr 1909,   d. 13 Nov 1989, Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F0129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Matthew Brown,   b. 25 Dec 1862, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1929  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1925 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F8563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1869 - Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Bio from: Women's who's who of America
    Bio from: Women's who's who of America

  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.