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Lehman, Alberta Evelyn Swan, 1907-2002



  • Existence: 1907 - 2002


Alberta Evelyn Swan was born on June 26, 1907 in Roca, Nebraska to Minnie Leora Jacaway Swan and Arthur Henry Swan. Arthur Swan worked for the Rock Island Railroad. The family moved to Colorado for a time, but returned to Wiota, Iowa. Alberta Swan attended the Simpson Conservatory in Indianola, Iowa from 1926-1928, where she majored in voice and violin. At Simpson, Swan met George L. Lehman, who was waiting tables in the college's dining hall. Swan corresponded with George Lehman when he was a tuberculosis patient at the Oakdale Sanatorium near Iowa City, Iowa in 1927. In 1930, the couple was secretly married in Owatonna, Minnesota. George Lehman became the first treasurer of the University of Iowa Credit Union in Iowa City, while Alberta Lehman taught school in Ainsworth, Iowa. The couple made Iowa City their home, where they raised two sons and three daughters.

Biographical information provided by Leora Lehman Hein, daughter of Alberta and George Lehman.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alberta Evelyn Swan Lehman papers

Identifier: IWA0367

Correspondence and scrapbook of student years at Simpson Conservatory in Indianola, Iowa.

Dates: 1874-1932