Woman of the Century/Emma A. Cranmer
CRANMER, Mrs. Emma A., temperance reformer and woman suffragist, born in Mt. Vernon, Wis., and October, 1858. She is the daughter of Dr. J. L. Powers, was educated in Cornell College, and began to teach school when fifteen years old. In 1880 she became the wife of D. N. Goodell, who died in 1882. Three years later she was united in marriage to Hon. S. H. Cranmer, and their home is in Aberdeen, S. Dak. They have one child, a daughter. Frances Willard Cranmer. Mrs. Cranmer has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since her early childhood, and is a class-leader in her church. She has written much for the press, both in prose and verse. She has lectured on literary subjects and on temperance graceful a writer, in many of the cities the cities and towns of the Northwest. As an orator she is eloquent and winning. She is EMMA A. CRANMER. an earnest worker in the white-ribbon movement, with which she has been connected for years, and is president of the South Dakota Woman's Christian Temperance Union. In equal suffrage she is profoundly interested, and is president of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association. She is a woman of strong convictions, and a cause must appeal to her judgment and sense of right in order to enlist her sympathy.