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Grow, Esther Mae Christensen, 1891-1993

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1891-1993

Esther Mae Christensen Grow was born in 1891 to Andrew and Mary Christensen, two Danish immigrants. She and her eight siblings grew up on several farms in western Iowa and Nebraska. At sixteen, she passed the state teacher's examinations and began teaching in a one-room country school. After four years as a social worker in Chicago and Omaha, Grow returned to Iowa and received her college degree from Iowa State Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Iowa). During the time she was a teacher and a principal in an Iowa consolidated high school, Grow married and had four children.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Esther Mae Christensen Grow memoir

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0210
Abstract Reflections on growing up in western Iowa and Nebraska include experiences in country school, college and as a teacher.

Arrangement One folder shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1993