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Term: Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956

Definition:

home economics professor, lecturer, writer, b. near Madison, Maine. About 1869 she moved to Ottawa, Kans., with her parents, and graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College (B.A., 1876; M.S., 1883). In 1881 she married Robert Kedzie and moved to Mississippi, but her husband died a few months later and she returned to Kansas to teach domestic economy at her alma mater (1882-1897). In 1897 she helped organize the domestic science department at Bradley Institute of Technology (now Bradley Univ., Peoria, Ill.) and taught there from 1897 to 1901. In 1901 she married Howard M. Jones, a teacher of history and a Congregational clergyman, and in 1913 they moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in Marathon County. While living on the farm, Mrs. Jones created the "Country Gentlewoman" column for The Country Gentleman, and contributed regularly to that magazine. In 1918 she was appointed state leader of the Univ. of Wisconsin home economics extension and served in this capacity until her retirement to the status of emeritus professor in 1933. Mrs. Jones was widely known throughout Wisconsin and helped organize homemakers' clubs in many parts of the state. She lectured widely and conducted radio programs on homemaking subjects. Who's Who in Amer., 11 (1920); Madison Capital Times, Apr. 20, 1956; Univ. of Wis. Faculty Memorial, Document 1229, June 4, 1956 (on file in office of secretary of the faculty).

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Nellie Kedzie Jones Papers for details.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

68 records found

Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jews in Wisconsin
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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