Tuesday, March 23, 2010

EWGS Presidents: Jane Merritt Logie Webster

This is the twenty second in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson, Carrie Teats Lartigue, Guy Alfred Clumpner, Grace Ellis Woodward, Mabel Rue Frederick, Nell Hartman Peel, Edwin Allan Poole, Mabel Enid Rice Conrad, Helen Elizabeth Osborne Rowe and Dr. Herbert Hoover Osborne.

Jane Merritt Loggie Webster was EWGS President for about half of 1970 before moving to Eureka, Montana. Jane was born August 4, 1902 in Menominee, Michigan, daughter of Alfred Ernest (1871-1946) and Isabella Sutherland (Milner) Logie (1872-1902). The Milners were from New York and Vermont and the Logies were from New Brunswick, Canada. Her mother died two months after Jane was born. Jane attended school in Illinois, graduating from nurses training at Waukegan. In 1938 she obtained a Certificate of Public Health Nursing from the University of Washington. Jane was the first county and school nurse in the San Juan Islands.

On May 27, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Washington she married Charles Franklin Webster, son of William Webster of Ontario, Canada and Clara Neussle of New York. This was the second marriage for both. Jane died May 30, 1986 at Opportunity Care Center. She had been a member of the DAR and had traced her Fay, Stanley and McIntire lines back to the Revolution. She was a very prolific author; when I did a Google Book Search for her it brought up three pages of books she authored or co-authored, including Logie Ancestry and Allied Lines by Jane Logie Webster and Jeanne Coe, and Robert Logie of New Brunswick. Both books are in the Spokane Public Library.

EWGS dues were raised this year to $5 for an individual and $7 for a married couple.

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