Moulton, Elvina(born: 1837 - died: 1917)
Elvina Moulton, also known as Aunt Viney, was a former slave born in Kentucky. She is thought to have been the first African American woman in Boise, Idaho, arriving around 1867. She was employed at a laundry and was also a nurse and housekeeper. She was a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church in Boise; Moulton was the only African American member. For more see Mamie O. Oliver, "Idaho, ebony: the African American presence in Idaho State history," The Journal of African American History, v.91, no.1, The African American Experience in the Western States, (Winter 2006), pp.41-54; and A. Hart, "Idaho history - Pioneers of the Gem state," Idaho Statesman, Life section, p. 3.