Woman of the Century/Elizabeth P. Gordon
GORDON, Miss Elizabeth P., temperance advocate, was born in Boston. Mass., and is the third daughter of James M. Gordon, who was for eleven years treasurer of the American Board of Foreign Missions, for twenty years cashier of the Columbia National Bank and one of the most typical and beloved honorary members of the white- ribboned army. Three of his daughters are prominent in the councils of that society. Miss Bessie was for seven years corresponding secretary of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Massachusetts, and is now one of its speakers and organizers. Reared in the most conservative manner in a Congregational church. Miss Gordon has made her experience in the thick of the fight and has become one of the acceptable speakers, writers, organizers and managers of the white-ribbon work. She has especial generalistic qualities which will be likely to carry her into that held ultimately, and a hopefulness of spirit that is a benediction to every one she meets.