Leader of the Michigan's women's movement who took up the cause of empowering women in her home state.
She was Michigan's first licensed female architect, opening a practice with her father which greatly influenced the design of local churches.
To help more women into the professional ranks, she co-founded the Detroit Business Woman’s Club, the first of such clubs for women in the entire United States.
She was born in Algonac, near Port Huron, Michigan.
Her actions coincided with the campaign for women's suffrage led by Alice Paul, resulting in the passage of the 19th Amendment.