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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
([1924?] )

Alice Baily Gorst,   pp. 101-102 PDF (420.2 KB)

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Chapter and was in Washington to attend the Continen-
tal Congress D. A. R., in 1898 and when war was declared
with Spain her chapter presented a Regimental flag to
the Fifty-first Iowa Regiment when it started to the Phil-
ippines. Not all the boys came back but the flag returned
with those who survived their service there. Mrs. Baily
served the Des Moines Woman's Clubs as President in
1902-03 and was President of the Iowa Federation of
Woman's Clubs from 1901 to 1903, having previously
been Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary.
In 1904-05 she filled the position of Chairman of the
Woman's Auxiliary to the Iowa World's Fair, Commis-
sion for the Exposition held in St. Louis in 1904.
    Mr. Baily, an ideal husband and citizen died sud-
denly in 1910 and the life of his wife was woefully
changed but her only child, Robert W. Baily, was a won-
derful comfort and substaining force through this sorrow.
He was graduated from the Mechanical Engineering De-
partment of Wisconsin University in 1907 and took his
Master's Degree of M. E. in 1910.
    In 1911 Mrs. Baily went abroad and was in Europe
nine months, traveling from Algiers to the North Cape.
In 1913 she again visited Europe.
    In 1916 Mrs. Baily and her son went to Chicago to
live as he was in business there. Mrs. Baily was married
to Dr. Charles Gorst of Madison, Wisconsin in 1917.
Mrs. Gorst transferred her membership from the Abigail
Adams Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa to the John Bell
Chapter, D. A. R. She was elected Vice-Regent in 1922
and 1923, and was chosen Regent of John Bell Chapter
in 1924. She is Chairman of the Standing Committee on
State Institutions in the Wisconsin Federation of Wom-
an's Clubs. She is Chairman of the History Department
of the Madison Woman's Club and is Chairman of the
Missionary Department of the Wowan's Society of
Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison. Altogether Mrs.
Gorst is a busy woman and is very happy to be of service
to her fellow citizens.

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