Biography of Anna Mallows, Anna

Miss Anna Mallows. To paraphrase an old proverb, To woman’s work there is neither end or limit of capacity for human service and usefulness. Women have succssded as home makers, as teachers, in all the learned professions, in executive business, and one of the bright Kansas women, Miss Anna Mallows, is a very successful newspaper woman, proprietor, and publisher of the White Cloud Globe.

The White Cloud Globe is now the only paper published in that city. It was founded in 1892 by John J. Faulkner, and throughout its twenty-five years it had never exhibited more enterprise as a real newspaper than under the present management. The offices of the plant are on Main Street, and its circulation extends all over Doniphan and surrounding counties, and many copies go to diverse parts of the United States and even to China. Politically it is a republican journal.

Miss Mallows was born at White Cloud. Her father, Samuel Mallows, was born near Wilton, Norfolk County, England, in 1843, and was thirteen years of age when he came to this country with his parents. The family were among the pioneers in the rural district near Iowa Point, Kansas, and Samuel Mallows grew up on the homestead claim his father had pre-empted not far from Iowa Point in Doniphan County. His active years were passed as a farmer and he subsequently removed to White Clloud on a farm 2 1/2 miles south of that town, where he married in 1866 and where he lived out his useful years until his death in 1897. His widow removed to White Cloud in 1900 with her family, and she died there in 1914. Samuel Mallows was a republican in politics, a member, elder and active worker in the Christian Church. The maiden name of his wife was Sarah Helen Scott, who was born at Boomville, Missouri, in 1852. She was the mother of five children: Mary, wife of Mark E. Zimmerman, a farmer south of White Cloud; Eliza, wife of Fred Massey, a merchant at Iowa Point, Kansas; Miss Anna; James, a farmer at Sparks, Kansas; and Verne, wife of A. D. Connelly, in the insurance and Ioan business at Sabetha, Kansas.

Miss Anna Mallows was educated in the rural schools of Doniphan County, graduated from the White Cloud High School, and for nineteen years was successfully engaged in educational work. Her first two years as a teacher were spent in Holt County, Missouri, but in the main her performance as a teacher was in Doniphan County, mostly at White Cloud and Highland. For five years she was a teacher in the primary department and four years in the grammar department of the White Cloud schools.

In 1910, giving up teaching, Miss Mallows bought the White Cloud Globe and had since proved her thorough ability as a newspaper woman.

Miss Mallows is one of the best educated women in Northeastern Kansas. At different times she had attended the State Normal School at Emporia, spent one summer in a business college at St. Joseph, Missouri, another summer at Campbell University at Holton, Kansas, and in 1917 was awarded the A. B. degree by Oskaloosa College in Iowa. She was formerly actively affiliated with the Doniphan County and State Teachers’ associations and is a member of the Kansas State Editorial Association. She is a republican, and is an active member of the Christian Church. She is now superintendent of the teachers’ training work for the church in Doniphan County.


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Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies.

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