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BROWN, Olympia, lecturer, born in Prairie Ronde, Michigan, 5 January, 1835. She went to Mount Holyoke seminary and to Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she was graduated in 1860. Entering the Universalistic theological school at Canton. New York, she was graduated and ordained in June, 1863, and in February, 1864, was installed as pastor of a church in Weymouth, Massachusetts. In 1869 she became pastor of a church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and afterward married Henry Willis. She has since been pastor of churches in the west, lectures frequently, and is now (1887) president of the Wisconsin woman suffrage association.
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