Lunda Hobbs 2 3
- Born: 01 Mar 1867, Louisville, Clay Co., IL 1 4
- Marriage (1): Donald A. McQueen on 08 Aug 1900 in Clay Co., IL 1
- Died: 04 Oct 1958, Louisville, Clay Co., IL 1 4
- Buried: Abt 07 Oct 1958, Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Clay Co., IL
The following copy of a newspaper article (probably from 1958) was sent to me in September 2000 by Milli Dold of Goddard, KS:
LUNDA HOBBS McQUEEN
Lunda Hobbs McQueen was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hobbs of Louisville, Illinois. She was born on March 1, 1867 in Louisville, and spent her early years in Clay County. She attended the Jenkins School south of town, and became a teacher when still quite young. She studied at Carbondale, at Eureka College, and at the University of Illinois in Urbana.
On August 8, 1900, she became the wife of the late Donald A. McQueen, who at that time was County Superlntendent of Schools of Clay County. Mr. McQueen taught in the schools of Clay County a number of years, and they moved to Chicago where he taught in various schools, the last of which was the Beale School where he was prlncipal until he passed away in 1935. Mr. McQueen was the only child of the late General and Mrs. Alexander G. McQueen, of Keokuk, Iowa, and Louisville.
Mrs. McQueen was a charter member of the Flora Woman's Club and was instrumental in helping to found the Carnegie Library In Flora, beginning with a reading room for boys. She joined the First Christian Church in Louisville in 1885. During her years in Chicago she was a member of the Morgan Park Woman's Club and served one term as president of the club. She travelled extensively with Mr. McQueen, not only in this countey, but in the European countries, Northern Africa, Greece and the Mediterranean, Spain, Scotland, England and Canada. Her mind, at 91 years of age, was as keen as ever, and she recalled many times their trips to faraway places.
Mrs. McQueen was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harold and Orlean, and two sisters, Eva Hobbs Hayes and Mabel Hobbs Jenner. She is survived by one sister, Miss Dollie Hobbs; three nieces, Mrs. Sara Hayes Morelock of El Monte, California; Mrs. India Hayes Bonney, also of El Monte, Mrs. Dorothy Jenner Goslee of Louisville; two nephews, Lloyd Hobbs Jenner, of Flora, and B.C. Hayes, of Springfield, Illinois; also several grand nieces, one of whom is Mrs. Dorothy DeWeese of Flora; also Mrs Mary Lee Jones, Dallas, Texas, and Patricia Volsteadt, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Mrs. McQueen exemplified the intellectual life. She was a student all her life, never losing her keen interest in education and progress. She was accomplished at many things - teaching, lecturing, China painting, and was a graduate of the College of Naprapathy of Chicago.
She was possessed of a warm congenial nature, and was interested in her friends and their pursuits. She was a rare combination of dignity, goodness and gracious charm.
She had a keen sense of humor and an abundant supply of common sense which was evident in everything she did. Her generous nature and love of life and the good things characterized her long life. She enjoyed living and her philosophy was to make the most of each day as it comes, always chossing the best and doing her best.
She remarked several times that life is a constant challenge to choose; she said one can do only so many things each day, so we must choose every day, and do the best that can be done. She lived by this philosophy, and will long be remembered for the help and inspiration that she was and will always be to others, even though she is no longer with us.
Lunda married Donald A. McQueen, son of General Alexander G. McQueen and Unknown, on 08 Aug 1900 in Clay Co., IL.1 (Donald A. McQueen died in 1935 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL 1.)