Iowa Sisterhood

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The Iowa Sisterhood was a group of women ministers who organized eighteen Unitarian societies in several Midwestern states in the late 19th century and early 20th century.[1] The Iowa Sisterhood was led primarily by Mary Augusta Safford.[2] Other members included Eleanor Gordon,[3] Eliza Wilkes, Martha Chapman Aitken, Mary Leggett Cooke, Caroline Bartlett Crane, Mary Graves, Marie Jenney Howe, Ida Hultin, Marion Murdoch, Anna Jane Norris, and Helen Grace Putnam.[4]


  1. ^ Hepokoski, Carol. "Women Ministers in the Prairie Star District". Bring, O Past, Your Honor. The Ministers Association of the Prairie Star District of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mary Augusta Safford. Unitarian Universalist Historical Society.
  3. ^ Eleanor Elizabeth Gordon. Unitarian Universalist Historical Society.
  4. ^ Hitchings, Catherine F. “Universalist and Unitarian Women Ministers,” The Journal of the Universalist Historical Society, v.x, 1975, p.124