Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920
Biography of Elizabeth Wood Hunt (Mrs. H. G.) Harrison, 1848-1931
By Nicole Wilson
Undergraduate, SUNY Oneonta
Mrs. H. G. Harrison was born Elizabeth Wood Hunt of Allentown, PA, in 1848. She graduated from Elmira College in 1868. She married Hugh Galbraith Harrison in 1877. They had six children. Family members were very influential in the state of Minnesota. Elizabeth Harrison was deeply involved in various kinds of activism. Her family attended the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church. She served as vice president of the Home for Children and Aged Women in Minneapolis, and later became a member of the board of directors of the Minneapolis and National YWCA.
Harrison actively supported the women's suffrage movement. She served as an officer for the Political Equality Club of Minneapolis, was a member of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, and later joined the Congressional Union. She became the vice president of the Equal Suffrage Association of Minneapolis, serving from 1914 to 1919. After women won the right to vote, she supported the League of Women Voters and continued her work in politics.
Elizabeth Hunt Harrison died on July 24, 1931 and was buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Ida Husted Harper, et al., eds. History of Woman Suffrage (New York: J. J. Little and Ives, 1922), 322 [LINK]
John Wesley Hill, Twin City Methodism: A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. (Minneapolis: Price Bros., 1895).
Thursday Night Hikes: Washburn-Fair Oaks Hike Architecture Notes, http://www.angelfire.com/mn/thursdaynighthikes/fairoakhike.html.
Death-related information retrieved from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25517594/elizabeth-harrison.