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a. Note:   * m to Harry Channon, a merchant of Chicago,1 Aug 1893, at St. George's Cathedral, Hanover Square, London, England * Graduate of Grant's Seminary, Chicago, IL, a student of French Literature * served with the American Red Cross in Paris in WWI * DAR records * The Biographical Cyclopedia of US Women, p161 CHANNON, VESTA MILLER WESTOVER (Mrs. Harry Channon), daughter of George Frederic and Elizabeth Quackenbush (Miller) Westover, was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Westovers are an old Virginia family. Among her mother's ancestors were John Miller (1644) of Easthampton, Long Island, a founder of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Daniel MacLaren of Edinburgh, Scotland, who came to New York in 1800; and, in the Woodruff family of New Jersey, Judge Thomas Woodruff of Elizabeth, who aided the cause of American independence and who was descended from Thomas Woodrove (1508-1552) through John Woodruffe (1604-1670) of Fordwich, England, a founder in 1639 of Southampton, Long Island. Mrs Channon is a graduate of Grant's Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. She also studied with private tutors in Chicago and New York and has followed special courses at the University of Chicago and at the Sorbonne, Paris. Her marriage to Harry Channon, a merchant of Chicago, took place on August 1, 1893, at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London. Their son, Henry Channon, 3d, was born in Chicago, March 7, 1897, and, during the World War, served with the American Red Cross in Paris from October, 1917, to October. 1918, acting as buyer for the purchasing department, and, later being attached for several months to the American Embassy in Paris. Mrs. Channon's interests have always been especially in French literature, on which she has written club papers, and from which she has made many translations, In 1905 she founded the French library of the Alliance Francaise of Chicago, and has since served as chairman of the committee and directrice of the library. In connection with her work she has organized many f�etes for French charities, and in 1907 she was made an Officier d'Acad�emie by the French government. She was chairman of the French booth in the Streets of Paris F�ete, Chicago, and of the Red Cross booth in the Bazaar of the Allies, Chicago, in 1917. She spent 1918 in France, occupied with war relief work, chiefly organization and statistics, although it included some immediate personal work among refugees. She also made trips to the devastated districts of France in the interests of the French Red Cross, and, in Chicago, acted as chairman of the French Red Cross Committee, Allied Relief, Women's Division of the Illinois Branch of the Council of National Defense. She was a member of the Woman's War Relief Corps of the American Red Cross. Mrs. Channon is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, New York; the Lyc�eum Club, Paris; and the Chicago Women's, Cordon, Arts, Woman's Athletic, Chicago College, and Chicago Library Clubs of Chicago.[p.161]


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