Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth Alice Goodwin Herron

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890–1920

Biography of Elizabeth Alice Goodwin Herron, 1842-1937

By Brandi Burns, History Programs manager, Boise City Dept. of Arts & History

President, Glenns Ferry chapter, Idaho Equal Suffrage Association, 1896; treasurer of IESA, 1896

Elizabeth Alice Goodwin was born in March 1852 in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents, J.F. and Anna Goodwin. According to the 1860 census the family lived in Locust Grove, Ark. All their neighbors were farmers, but J.F. Goodwin has no occupation recorded. The family was living in Sylamoree, Arkansas in 1870 and her father was listed that year as a farmer with $500 of personal estate.

She married Isaac Herron in 1885. In the 1900 census they were recorded as living in Glenns Ferry, Idaho and he was recorded as a merchant. She was the mother of five children at this date, four of whom were living and resided with their parents. In 1910 she and her husband continued to live in Twin Falls, but with no children in their household. Her husband was a farmer at this date. Her husband died in 1926 and Elizabeth died in May 1937 in Twins Falls, Idaho.

Elizabeth served as president of the Glenns Ferry chapter of the Idaho Equal Suffrage Association in May 1896 and also as the treasurer of IESA that year. No further information has emerged about her suffrage activity.


Elmore Bulletin (Rocky Bar, Id., 8 July 1896, p. 3

Ida Husted Harper, et al., eds., History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4 [LINK]

Federal Manuscript Census: Arkansas: 1850, 1860, Idaho: 1900, 1910./ Accessed via HeritageQuest Online.

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