King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953

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Politican and businesswoman; Isabella Greenway served as Democratic National Committeewoman for Arizona in 1928 and 1932. In 1933, she was elected to Congress and served until 1936. She was born Isabella Selmes in 1886, married first to Robert Munro Ferguson in 1905, then to John C. Greenway in 1923, and later to Harry O. King in 1939. John C. Greenway was a mining engineer and Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War; he was General Manager of the Calumet & Arizona Copper Company, New Cornelia Copper Co. and Cornelia & Gila Bend Railway, and Vice-President of the Ahumada Lead Company. He was instrumental in developing the mining community of Ajo, Arizona.

From the description of Greenway papers, 1860-1953 (bulk 1890-1936). (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 40116198

John C. Greenway, vice-president of the Calumet & Arizona mining company married Isabella in 1923. After John's death in 1926, Isabella built the Arizona Inn in Tucson, Ariz. She served as Democratic National Committeewoman for Arizona in 1928 and 1932. In 1933, she was elected to Congress and served until 1936. From 1941 to 1943, Isabella was national chairman of the American Women's Voluntary Services.

From the description of Greenway papers, 1864-1969 (bulk 1932-1945). (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39750693

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referencedIn Flandrau family. Flandrau family papers, 1856-1969 (bulk 1890-1940). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Drachman, Mose, 1870-1935. Political files, 1888-1935. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Granger, Byrd H. Papers of Byrd Howell Granger, 1945-1990 (bulk 1956-1975). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Munro Ferguson family. Munro Ferguson family papers, 1878-1940 (bulk 1905-1919). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Buehman Studio. Fox Theater photograph collection, ca. 1930-1939. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Gilpin and Greenway Air Lines Company. Gilpin and Greenway Air Lines Company records, 1907-1934 (bulk 1929-1934). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. Newcomer photographs - Subject series, 1928-1968. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn University of Arizona. Office of the President. University of Arizona Office of the President records, 1914-1937. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Martin, Andrew P., 1886-1969. Martin papers, 1901-1969. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953. Greenway papers, 1864-1969 (bulk 1932-1945). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953. Greenway papers, 1860-1953 (bulk 1890-1936). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Roosevelt family. Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dinsmore, James, 1790-1872. Dinsmore family papers, 1731-1978 (bulk 1850-1925). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Selmes family. Selmes family papers, 1816-1930 (bulk 1860-1940). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Stuart, William Plato, 1879-1960. William Plato Stuart and Della Tovrea Stuart papers, 1903-1967. Arizona State University Libraries
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correspondedWith Ahumada Lead Company corporateBody
correspondedWith American Women's Voluntary Services corporateBody
correspondedWith Arizona Hut, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Arizona Inn (Tucson, Ariz.) corporateBody
associatedWith Arizona Inn (Tucson, Ariz.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ashurst, Henry Fountain, 1874-1962 person
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Buehman Studio. corporateBody
associatedWith Civilian Conservations Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dinsmore, James, 1790-1872. person
correspondedWith Drachman, Mose, 1870-1935. person
associatedWith Flandrau family family
associatedWith Flandrau family. family
associatedWith Gilpin and Greenway Air Lines Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Granger, Byrd H. person
associatedWith Greenway family family
associatedWith Greenway family family
associatedWith Greenway, John Campbell, 1872-1926 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Hayden, Carl Trumbull, 1877-1972 person
correspondedWith Hunt, George W. P. (George Wylie Paul), 1859-1934 person
correspondedWith Martin, Andrew P., 1886-1969. person
correspondedWith Moeur, Benjamin person
associatedWith Munro Ferguson family. family
correspondedWith Munro Ferguson, Robert, 1868-1922 person
associatedWith Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Progressive Party (1912) corporateBody
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt family family
associatedWith Roosevelt family. family
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Selmes family. family
associatedWith Stuart, William Plato, 1879-1960. person
correspondedWith United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Arizona. Office of the President. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Diamond Creek Dam (Site)
Arizona
Mexico--Chihuahua (State)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Subject
Mining corporations
Soil conservation
Spanish--American War, 1898--Photographs
Old age pensions--Law and legislation
Political Campaigns
Women--Societies, etc
World War, 1939-1945--War work
Legislators
Women legislators--Archives
World War, 1914-1918
Mining engineers--Correspondence
Politicians--Correspondence
Depressions--1929
Mines and mineral resources--Maps
Veterans employment
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Birth 1886-03-22

Death 1953-12-18

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