Nebraska Authors

Alice Ann Lockwood Minick

AKA: Mrs. John S.

Born 1844-01-01 Central, NY (USA)

Died 1939-12-31
Brownville, NE (USA)

Brownville, NE

When a girl of 12, she traveled from New York state with her parents by wood burning train, river boat and covered wagon, settling near Nemaha, Nebraska. She wrote about the experience in her memoir One Family Travels West. She married John S. Minick and lived at Nemaha for 20 years, and was Nebraska's first woman attorney.

Places Lived

Nemaha, NE
Brownville, NE: 1857-1931

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography


Family Memoirs; Nebraska History


Music degree, 1872, Baxter University
First woman graduate of the College of Law, 1892, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


First woman teacher in the Nemaha Schools
Nebraska's first woman attorney


15th woman to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court;


One Family Travels West. 1936.

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