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Wolfe, Zelda Babcock, 1901-1995



  • Existence: 1901 - 1995


Zelda Babcock was born just south of Farnhamville, Iowa, in 1901. After graduating from high school, Babcock received a four-year scholarship to the college of her choice. She attended the State University of Iowa, (now the University of Iowa), in Iowa City, Iowa. She left the university when her parents could no longer help her with expenses and began her teaching career at a school six miles from town. Soon after she started teaching, Babcock married Ralph Wolfe. In 1929, they moved to Riceville, Iowa, where Wolfe found a job at Pleasant Hill School and continued to teach. She stopped teaching for seventeen years to raise her children, but returned to work for a time to help earn money for the family.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Zelda Babcock Wolfe papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0239

Riceville, Iowa, mother, homemaker, and teacher.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: Undated