Women of MurphysburgCelebrating women pioneers at the turn of the century in Joplin Missouri
Four women connected to the Murphysburg Historic District at the turn of the century will be honored during March-Women’s History Month. Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc., a local non-profit organization, will celebrate the past by using present day technology. There will be a different woman featured for a week starting every Wednesday in March on HMP’s website and Facebook page. Paula Callihan said, “We are dedicated to making history informative and fun. Be sure to visit our Facebook page at Murphysburg and add your modern-day word/thought bubble via the comment option.” Paula encourages community members and descendants to contact her if they have pertinent Murphysburg historical documents, photographs, maps, or oral history to share. She reminds people that information about Murphysburg housekeepers, cooks, nursemaids, caretakers, chauffeurs, etc., is also a critical historical component. The first woman to be highlighted will be Mildred Wilson Taylor. Subsequent Wednesdays will highlight Wilhelmina (Mina) Martens Schifferdecker, Effie Daigler Snapp and Edna Jackson Houk.
was a supporter of everything tending to uplift and better the community, and one of America’s early leaders in the cause for women’s rights.