Ella Alexander Boole, M.A

Mrs. Ella Alexander Boole, M.A., was born July 26, 1858, in Van Wert, Ohio.  Her father, Col. I.N. Alexander, was in command of the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, during Sherman's famous "March to the Sea," and served in the army during the entire war.  Mrs. Boole graduated from Wooster University, Ohio, carrying off the chief prize and highest honors from the large class of lady and gentleman graduates.  After her graduation she taught for five years as professor of languages and higher mathematics in the high school of Van Wert County, Ohio, refusing several urgent offers of professorships in some of the first colleges of the West.  In 1884, she was married to Rev. W.H. Boole, D.D.
     Mrs. Boole at once ascended the platform in the interest of the more advanced principles of the temperance reform movement, and soon became prominent in the National W.C.T.U.  She now resides at Prohibition Park, Staten Island, New York.  She is president of the Richmond county W.C.T.U. and first vice-president of the State organization.
     [Ella Boole lived for many years after her husband's death, becoming a national leader in the WCTU.   She ran for New York Senator in 1920, receiving 129,683 votes (5.82%), an amount virtually unheard of for state-level Prohibition candidates.]

  --Data from An Album of Representative Prohibitionists (1895)

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