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Mary Makepeace Morris Law was born in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Robert Morris and Edith Nichols. Her father is descended from Robert Morris of colonial fame. Her mother's ancestors came from England to Massachusetts in 1635. William Makepeace Thackery, the English novelist, belonged to one branch of her mother's family. She received her preparatory education in the Atlantic High School, was graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1904, with the degree Ph. B. She is a member of three soroties: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa and Epsilon Tau, a senior girls' sorority, at the State University. After graduation she taught for several years, Latin and German in the Carroll High School, and English in the Iowa State College at Ames. On Oct. 2, 1910, she was married at Atlantic, Iowa, to William Robert Law, a successful attorney of Waterloo. They have one son, Robert Morris Law, born June 12, 1912. She is a member of Priscilla Alden chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, having joined on the service of William Makepeace. She is a member of the Literary and Fine Arts Department of the Waterloo Woman's Club and of the Fortnightly Club and of two social clubs, the Monday Needle Work Club and the Thursday Auction Bridge Club. In religious faith she is a Congregationalist. She is fond of out-door sports and is an expert tennis player. She enjoys society and has traveled extensively in this country.

From "The Blue Book of Iowa Women, A History of Contemporary Women," edited and compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, Press of the Missouri Printing and Publishing Company, Mexico, Mo., 1914, pg. 127.

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