Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard

September 28, 1839–February 18, 1898

Born at Churchville, Monroe County, New York; daughter of Mary Thompson Hill and Josiah Flint Willard. Elected president of the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1879. Helped organize the Prohibition Party, 1882. Elected president of the National Council of Women, 1888. Elected president of the World’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1891. Died at New York City. 1 (See Document 4.27)


  1. [1] Dumas Malone, ed., “Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline,” in Dictionary of American Biography (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1964), 10:233–234. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 7, 2016), Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard KCCN-2PM .