Elizabeth Wilson

WILSON, Elizabeth. b. Neenah, Wisconsin, 19 August 1867; d. Los Angeles, California, 17 August 1957. The daughter of the Rev Thomas C. Wilson, she was educated at Lawrence University (at intervals, 1882-90, A.B., A.M.), Oxford University, England (1890-91), and for one semester at the University of Jena, Germany. She was the first woman fully ordained as a Methodist minister in the state of Wisconsin, and an officer of both the American Association of Women Preachers and the British Society for the Ministry of Women. She devoted most of her working life to the YWCA and its education and training programmes, chiefly in the United States and India. She died two days before her 90th birthday...

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