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WEBB, ELLA STURTEVANT

WEBB, ELLA STURTEVANT

WEBB, ELLA STURTEVANT (15 Dec.1856-6 Sept. 1931), writer, helped compile the 3-volume Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve (1896-1924) and served as recording secretary of the Women's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission (1896). She wrote for publications such as Leisure Hours (Philadelphia). Webb was born in Cleveland--at the present site of the Terminal Tower--to Ezra and Louisa Park Sturtevant, pioneer settlers of the WESTERN RESERVE. She was educated in public schools and took an extension course at Columbia University. Webb was active in professional organizations, as treasurer of the Ohio Women's Press Club and later secretary to the CLEVELAND WRITERS CLUB. She also belonged to the New England Society of Cleveland and the Western Reserve, the CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, and the WOMEN'S CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND.

On 4 April 1876 Webb married Chandler L. Webb, who worked for the Lake Shore Railroad. They lived in Cleveland with their daughter, Louise (Mrs. Charles Lester) Bryant.