Mrs. Ida Warren Prouty, wife of Judge S. F. Prouty, and daughter of R. B. Warren and Emily Bingman Warren, was born in Mahaska county. Her father was an Iowa pioneer and a man of influence in public affairs. He was a member of the nineteenth session of the Iowa legislature. Her brother, J. L. Warren, served two terms as representative and four terms in the senate of Iowa. She was educated at Central University, at Pella, and taught in the schools of Oskaloosa. In 1887 she was married to S. F. Prouty of Pella, an alumnus of Central College, and later its president. He studied law, which he practices very successfully in Des Moines, having moved to that city in 1893. For several years he was judge of the district court of Polk county. They have a beautiful home, "The Collis." Their family consists of four daughters, who have been very carefully educated. Mrs. Prouty is a member of the Des Monies Woman's Club, and for many years was on its board of directors. She has served as chairman of the civics committee, and chairman of the girls' department of the city federation. She is a member of the Chauncey Depew Club, and has for many years been one of the promoters of the Business Women's Home, one of the most practical and helpful philanthropies of Des Moines. She is a member of chapter Q, of the P.E.O. sisterhood, and has many times opened her hospitable home for the social affairs of the chapter. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and active in its various organizations. She is a woman of strong principles and adheres rigidly to them. She is a woman of ability and a woman of great heart, which makes her of service in all sorts of philanthropic work.

p. 267, The Blue Book of Iowa Women: A History of Contemporary Women, edited and compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914. Published by Missouri Printing and Publishing Company, Mexico, Mo. Source: (large - new window)