Vocational rehabilitation counselor
Became hard of hearing at age 5, but retained enough hearing to interpret for deaf persons. Attended public schools, the Minnesota School for the Deaf, and Gallaudet College. Married Jay Cooke Howard (q.v.), later divorced him. In 1915, went to work for the Minnesota Labor Bureau for the Deaf, the first of its kind in the country, and remained in vocational rehabilitation for the deaf for over 40 years. President of the Minnesotat Association of the Deaf,served on the Gallaudet College Alumni Association Board of Directors, and other deaf organizations. Upon retirement in 1960, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Gallaudet College. A residential therapeutic center for deaf persons in St. Paul, MN, was named in her honor.
Deaf Heritage, p.383.
9 November 1891-5 March 1971