B: 01 Jan 1882
D: 13 Dec 1971
FN: Of Irish parents
Eliza and her sister, Mary, lived in St. Vincent, MN for many years. They both taught school in the area. Mary became the housekeeper for Eliza in the later years. Both ladies were involved in their church in a very vital way.
Eliza made a special record for herself in having the distinction of having taught in the public schools for 54 years without ever having a substitute teacher.
She began her teaching career at age 15 with a teacher's certificate earned by writing the teacher's examination. Later she completed the necessary courses and was graduated from Moorhead Teachers College.
She taught in Minnesota for 53 years, seventeen of them were in what was called District 352. She taught 10 years at Joe River and 7 in St. Vincent. She also taught upper grades in Northcote and, in addition, she taught one term in the Dominion of Canada.