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Amelia Elmore Huntley 1844 ~

 

Mrs. Amelia Elmore Huntley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Elmore, was born in Esopus New York, in February, 1844. Her mother died when she was nine years old. Her father, early in life, moved to Milwaukee, where he became an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, occupying many positions of trust including that of delegate to the general conference. He was a successful business man and gave his children every advantage of education, travel, etc

Mrs. Huntley was educated in a Female College of Wisconsin and was graduated from a Woman's College, at Lima, N. Y. She was married to Rev. R D. Huntley, in 1867, he being actively engaged in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Huntley has great genius for organization and is very successful with young people. Having lost her only child in infancy, her arms were empty to aid more fully other lambs of the fold.

For years Dr. Huntley was president of the Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, and many bright students were led by this devoted couple into lives of Christian consecration and usefulness. She was an active member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Wisconsin, where she did fine preventive work and was instrumental in forming reading rooms, night schools, etc. She was a member of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society from its inception, serving in various official capacities. She has fine executive ability and is a stirring and sympathetic speaker. Her intelligent enthusiasm has inspired many an indifferent and even careless woman into active and valuable membership. When Dr. Huntley was appointed pastor of the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Mrs. Huntley brought her zeal and inspiration on missionary lines into active service there, and to this may be attributed much of the intelligent interest in missions which is shown in that church at the present day.

She served as secretary of the Washington District Association, from which she was called to take the responsible position of the Baltimore branch as corresponding secretary of that society. When the saddest trial of her life came, the sudden death of her gifted husband, she bravely kept on with her work. She was sent a delegate to Edinburgh to the International Conference on Missions in May, 1910.

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Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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