Woman of the Century/Minnie J. Terrell Todd
TODD. Mrs. Minnie J. Terrell, woman suffragist, born in Lewiston, N. Y., 26th November, 1844. Her father, a member of the Stacy family, of Somersetshire, England, removed to New York in 1841, and was married to an American woman of good family. Both parents were interested in the fugitive slave question and gave protection to and fed day or night the fleeing slaves. Born under these influences, at a time of great agitation, she inherited a strong love and sympathy for the unfortunate. MINNIE J. TERRELL TODD. She began early in life to show marked interest in the distressed, a quality that has remained with her and influenced to a great extent her life and the lives of others. On 14th September, 1865, she became the wife of Davison Todd, of Toronto, Canada. For some years after marriage she was fascinated with housekeeping and devoted to the duties of wife and mother, but she found she could respond to the needs of others without neglecting home, and many a life was made happier by her help. She is one of Nebraska's stanchest woman suffragists, and was at one time president of the sixth district She is a member of the State Board of Charities, and in her own town is an enthusiastic leader in literary and art clubs and in every reformative and progressive movement.