Slingerland, Effie Brown Earll

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Effie Brown Earll Slingerland began painting lantern slides in 1904 for nature studies and college agricultural departments. Her first husband, Mark Vernon Slingerland, was a professor of entomology at Cornell University, from which she also graduated from 1893. She helped create the Homemaker's Club of Manchester, New Hampshire in 1915 and became president. She was a watercolor artist and a member of social and philanthropic clubs such as the Woman's Alliance, Woman's Educational and Industrial Union of Auburn, New York, Ithaca Woman's Club, Child Study, Campus Club of Cornell University, and Cornell Woman's Club. She has been described as a universalist and a supporter of women's suffrage. In 1924, she became the first woman to be re-elected to the New Hampshire Legislature. After Mark Vernon Slingerland's death, she married Reverend Arnold S. Yantis.
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