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Miriam Maurine Baker Nye

Miriam Maurine Baker Nye, American writer. Recipient Alumni award, Morningside College, 1969, Service award, Woodbury County Fair, 1969, Friend of Extension award, Iowa State University, 1981. Member of American Association of University Women, Iowa Federation Women's Clubs (district creative writing chairman 1978-1980), Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta.

Background

  • Nye, Miriam Maurine Baker was born on June 14, 1918 in Castana, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Horace Boies and Hazel Dean (Waples) Hawthorn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Morningside College, 1939. Postgraduate, Morningside College, 1957—1958. Postgraduate, University Arizona, 1973.

      Postgraduate, U South Dakota, 1975—1977. Postgraduate, New College, University Edinburgh, 1974.

    Career

    • Teacher junior High School, Rock Falls, Illinois, 1939—1941, Moville (Iowa) Community School, 1957—1962, Woodbury Central Community School, Climbing Hill, Iowa, 1962—1964. Homemaking columnist Sioux City (Iowa) Journal's Farm Weekly, 1953—1981. Author Recipes and Ideas From the Kitchen Window, 1973, But I Never Thought He'd Die: Practical Help for Widows, 1978.

      Contributing author Between the Rivers: A History of the United Methodist Church in Iowa, 1986. Speakers in field, 1972—1999. County advisory Iowa Children's and Family Services, 1980—1984.

      Member public relations committee Farm Bureau, Woodbury County, 1980—1982. Advisor national organization for help to widows THEOS, Sioux City chapter, 1981—1990. Lay delegate Iowa United Methodist Conference, 1981—1983.

      Member Archives History Commission of Iowa Methodist Church, 1991—1999.

    Politics

    The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

    Religion

    The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.

    Membership

    Member of American Association of University Women, Iowa Federation Women's Clubs (district creative writing chairman 1978-1980), Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Carl E. Baker, June 21, 1941 (deceased 1970). Children: Kent Alfred, Dale Hawthorn. Married John Arthur Nye, December 25, 1973 (deceased 1991).
    • father: Horace Boies Hawthorn
    • mother: Hazel Dean (Waples) Hawthorn
    • spouses: Carl E. Baker
    • John Arthur Nye
    • children: Kent Alfred Nye
    • Dale Hawthorn Nye
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    Born June 14, 1918
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Morningside College
    • 1973
      University Arizona
    • 1974
      New College
    • 1939 - 1941
      Teacher, junior High School
      Rock Falls, Illinois, United States
    • 1953 - 1981
      homemaking columnist Sioux City (Iowa) Journal's Farm Weekly
    • 1957 - 1962
      Teacher, junior High School
    • 1962 - 1964
      Teacher, junior High School
      Climbing Hill, Iowa, United States
    • 1972 - 1999
      speakers in field
    • 1973
      author, Recipes and Ideas From the Kitchen Window
    • 1978
      author, Recipes and Ideas From the Kitchen Window
    • 1980 - 1984
      county advisory Iowa Children's and Family Services
    • 1980 - 1982
      member, public relations committee Farm Bureau
    • 1981 - 1990
      advisor, national organization for help to widows THEOS
    • 1981 - 1983
      lay delaware Iowa United Methodist Conference
    • 1986
      contributing author, Between the Rivers: A History of the United Methodist Church in Iowa
    • 1991 - 1999
      member, Archives History Commission of Iowa Methodist Church
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