She was recorded as a minister in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1888. Her ancestors had been Quakers since the late 17th century.
William Wade Hinshaw, "Index to Iowa Quaker Meetings," p. ?, Vol. 7, fiche 2; microfiche copies of orthodox records held by swarthmore college, pa ; FHL microfilm #6051154 6,051,154, item Smyrna MM
Alta Howard Hoyt, We Were Pioneers (Wichita, KS: Privately published, 1970), p3.
The William Wade Hinshaw Index to (Iowa) Quaker meeting records (Research notes by Hinshaw created in 1930's. Microfiche copy made by LDS.), vol 6, fiche 1, p 74.
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 May 2020), memorial page for Elmina H. Stanley Howard (30 Aug 1842–14 Aug 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47069587, citing Webber Cemetery, Webber, Jewell County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by TLC (contributor 46919197) .