|MRS. KATHARINE AMMON MORTON.|
Mrs. Katharine Ammon Morton, who has figured most
prominently in educational and club circles of Wyoming and is
now the only woman member of the Wyoming State Council of Defense,
makes her home in Cheyenne, where she took up her abode in 1903. She
was born in Brown county, Kansas, October 4, 1879. a daughter of
Andrew and Louella (Bell) Ammon. The father was a farmer in early
manhood and afterward became a grain merchant of Hiawatha, Kansas.
Both parents were Kansas pioneers, becoming residents of that state
several years prior to the Civil war.
Spending her girlhood in her native state, Mrs. Morton became a pupil in the high school at Hiawatha, Kansas, and was graduated therefrom with the class of 1897. She afterward attended the Northwestern University at Chicago in 1901 and 1902 and took up the profession of teaching, which she successfully followed. She was a teacher in the schools of Hiawatha in 1899 and 1900, and in 1903 came to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to accept a position as teacher in the schools of this city. She served for two years, doing most acceptable work in that connection.
On the 6th of December, 1905, in Kansas City, Missouri, she became the wife of Robert Alexander Morton, who comes of pure Scotch ancestry and who is now connected with the mail service of the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Morton are supporters of the republican party and hold membership in the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Morton has long been deeply and actively interested in questions affecting the welfare of mankind, in educational and civic problems and in club work. She has been identified with the organization of women's clubs, whose purpose is largely service to mankind, and from 1913 until 1917 she served as president of the Wyoming Federation of Women's Clubs, promoting a splendid organization in that direction, bringing about cooperative work throughout the state. The value of her service is indicated in the fact that she was chosen the only woman member of the Wyoming State Council of Defense mid was given charge of the patriotic work of the women of the state. She is now bending her efforts and energies to thorough organization in this connection, to secure hearty cooperation of all Wyoming women in food conservation and in all those lines of activity for which women are so admirably suited.