WILLARD, Miss Frances Elizabeth

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Frances Elizabeth Willard, whose lengthy biographical sketch lists her as an "educator, reformer and philanthropist," was one of the editors of A Woman of the Century.  She was born on September 28, 1839, in Churchville, New York.  Frances graduated from North-Western Female College, where she later taught and served as an administrator.  

She became very active in the temperance movement and served as president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).  In addition, Frances was a leader of the National Woman's Council.  She was a frequent lecturer and prolific writer, publishing books and contributing to numerous periodicals.  

During her very productive life, Frances Willard touched many lives, including those of Julia A. AmesMatilda B. CarseJennie CassedayMary Helen Peck CraneSarah Doan La FetraZerelda Gray Wallace, and Mary A. Brayton Woodbridge.

Frances passed away on February 17, 1898, and was buried in Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum.



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