Mrs. Katherine Hall Stickney
Kate Stickney (Mrs. Alpheus B.)
1886: “Then Saturday evening we are invited over to Mrs. Driscoll’s to dinner, and I am so anxious to go, but of course your father has to leave Friday evening to attend a meeting at Dubuque Saturday. I am having my new black silk made at Mrs. Worley’s, demi-train and pointed at the neck, and trimmed with lace, and I immediately flew down and told her I must have it by four o’clock Saturday afternoon, and now I can’t go. I am awfully disappointed, for it is to be quite a swell affair.”
The portrait was painted wearing the dress she described above.