Nellie Druillard

(RANKIN) (1844-1937). Founder of Riverside Sanitarium, cofounder of Madison College, financier. She was a member of the Rankin family that furnished a number of women church workers. A graduate of Wisconsin State Normal College, she superintended Boulder, Colorado, and Furnas County, Nebraska, public schools. Later she worked at Battle Creek Sanitarium. She was married to Alma Druillard, a businessman of means. In 1886 she served as Tract Society secretary in the Nebraska Conference, and in 1888 as treasurer of the Nebraska Conference. In 1889 she and her husband went to South Africa. While there she was treasurer and auditor of the conference and secretary of the Tract Society. She spent her spare time as a nurse in a small sanitarium opened by the Wessels family. She was also secretary o...

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