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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.

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NKAA Source: The Idaho statesman (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Journal of African American history (periodical)

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“Moulton, Elvina,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 13, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1874.

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