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Isabella D. Selmes Ferguson Greenway King, 1886-1953

By Cathy Callopy

Like her mother before her, Isabella was born on the Dinsmore farm. Although educated in St. Paul and New York, she often returned to Boone County to spend her summers. At the age of nineteen, Isabella married Robert H. Munro Ferguson, nineteen years her senior. They had two children, Martha and Bobby. One year after Robert died of tuberculosis, Isabella married his good friend, John C. Greenway and the couple had one son, Jack. Following Greenway’s death, Isabella started her own furniture company, the Arizona Hut, and then designed a hotel on the edge of Tucson, Arizona, called the Arizona Inn. It is a historic inn and is still owned and managed by her descendants.

isabella_d._selmes_ferguson_greenway_king.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/09 15:12 by kmullikin