Woman of the Century/Stella A. Gaines Fifield
STELLA A. GAINES FIFIELD. FIFIELD, Mrs. Stella A. Gaines, journalist, born in Paw Paw, Mich., 1st June, 1845. Her family removed to Taylor Falls, Minn., in 1861. She was liberally educated and was graduated from the Chicago Seminary, Minnesota, in 1862. She taught school in Osceola, Wis In 1863 she became the wife of Hon. Samuel S. Fifield, ex-Lieutenant-Governor of Wisconsin, who was then editing the "Polk County Press," the pioneer newspaper of the upper St. Croix valley Mrs. Fifield at once associated herself with her husband in journalism. She has written much for newspapers, and she is a member of the Wisconsin Press Association. In 1873 she and her husband settled in Ashland, Wis., which was then a wilderness border hamlet, and they have been identified with that city up to the present time. Besides her literary work, she does much religious and charitable work. She was chosen a member of the Wisconsin Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition, and in that position her executive capacity enables her to accomplish a great deal of valuable work.