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Mrs. J.W.L. Slavens.

... The organization of this first Women's Christian Association was primarily the result of the efforts of two devout Quaker women who came over the line from Kansas and interested Mrs. J.W.L. Slavens in the philantrophic questions of the day. A meeting was called at the Christian church and Mrs. Mary Branham becoming greatly interested talked the matter over earnestly with her friends and decided to form a society for the good work...

At an early date the association rented a building at the corner of Eleventh and McGee streets and opened a home for unfortunate women and young children...

Kansas City, MO Its History & Its People 1808-1908,
by Carrie Westlake Whitney, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1908