Elizabeth Lewis

(1857-1915). Educator, Sabbath school worker, editor, writer. Born in Toronto, Canada, of Scottish-Irish parents, she attended Battle Creek College. She married Charles C. Lewis, a graduate of the college, and they both taught at Sumner, Michigan. Later they returned to Battle Creek, where he taught and she was part-time preceptor. She developed the first kindergarten Sabbath school class at the Battle Creek Tabernacle and introduced the idea wherever she went. They taught in Minneapolis and then moved on to Union College, where she started a monthly paper, Early Education. Later they both worked at the Keene Academy in Keene, Texas, then while he served as president of Walla Walla College, she helped establish the elementary school. Back at Union College, she again complemented her presid...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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