The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Woolley, Celia Parker
WOOLLEY, wůl'ī, Celia Parker, American Unitarian minister: b. Toledo, Ohio, 14 June 1848. Graduated from Coldwater Female Seminary, in 1868 she was married to J. H. Woolley, and in 1876 removed to Chicago. She was pastor of the Unitarian Church, Geneva, Ill., for three years, and of the Independent Liberal Church, Chicago (1896-98), since when she has been active as a lecturer and in the work of women's clubs. She is the author of the novels ‘Love and Theology’ (1887), republished as ‘Rachel Armstrong, or, Love and Theology’; ‘A Girl Graduate’ (1889); ‘Roger Hunt’ (1893); ‘The Western Slope’ (1903).