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Mrs Nettie McIntosh Wahl


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:36:54

One of the beautiful homes of Boone is that owned and occupied by Mrs Nettie McIntosh Wahl at he corner of Sixth and Wood streets. She is most widely and favorably known in this city and throughout the county, where she has many friends. She was born in Indiana in 1851, a daughter of William and Emily W (Parker) McIntosh, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Kentucky. Mrs Wal was but six weeks old when her parents removed with the family to Iowa. She is a sister of James Whitcomb McIntosh, mention of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Spending her girlhood days under the parental roof, she was reared and educated in Boonesboro and also attended a Sisters'schoool at Ottumwa, Iowa when seventeen years of age.
Later she engaged in teaching school in Boone county for twelve or more terms and proved very capbale in that direction, imparting clearly and readily to others the knowledge that she had acquried. She taught at Glenwood, Iowa in the School for Feeble-mined for ten years and was very successfuul in her work with that unfortunate class, her patience and reay sympathy enabling her to accomplish resutls that few others could have accomplished. She then returned to Boonesboro to care for her mother and sister until the death of the former. The sister, Miss Mary Frances McIntosh, now makes her home with Mrs Wahl. The latter is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, holding membership in Deshon Chapter of Boone, and her name is also on the membership roll of the Order of the Easten Star of Boone. Most of her life has been devoted to charitable work and she has done great good in the world. She is liberal in her religious views, attending various churches, contributing to their support and giving generously to many worthy objects whereby the interests of the individual and the community are promoted.

1914 Boone County History Book


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