Biographies and Portraits of Women Serving in the era of 1844 - 1894

Nellie H. Rankin Druillard (1844 - 1937)

Financier, treasurer, founder. A teacher by training and experience, she was one of Adventism's most remarkable women and a particularly able financier. Served as the Nebraska Conference Tract Society Secretary. Later married Alma Druillard; they went to South Africa where she became treasurer and auditor of the conference. She helped found Madison College and served as its treasurer and fiscal advisor for twenty years. Also instrumental in establishing Emmanuel Missionary College, later known as Andrews University. At age 78, she helped found Riverside Sanitarium, singlehandedly organizing the institution and training its workers.