CALKINS, Mrs. E.L.
President of Michigan W. C. T. U. [Woman's Christian Temperance Union] for 21 Years – Once Delegate to World Congress Ypsilanti, Mich., Jan. 24. Mrs. E. L. Calkins, for many years president of the Michigan W. C. T. U. and one of the State's notable prohibition leaders, died here today. Mrs. Calkins retired as president of the W. C. T. U. in 1926 after serving for twenty-one years. At the age o£ 16 she became a school teacher in New York State. Later she was married to a Methodist Episcopal Minister and moved to Indiana and then to Kalamazoo. Sixteen years ago she moved to this city. In 1913 she obtained passage in the State Legislature of a resolution calling on Congress to pass a national prohibition act. Two years later she organized the Women's Legislative Council, a dry organization. Several years ago she went to Copenhagen as an American delegate to the International Prohibition Congress.
January 25, 1933 The New York Times
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