From the Boston Evening Transcript, November 17, 1909:
Helped Thousands of Girls
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Hurley, Superintendent of a New York Home, Taught People to Become Self-Supporting
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Hurley, superintendent of the Children’s Aid Society’s Elizabeth Home for Girls in New York City, has died of heart failure at the home. She has been in the service of the society for fifty-four years, and in spite of her nearly eighty years was active until within a week of her death. Mrs. Hurley began her work for the society in the East River Industrial School in New York in the shanty district then known as Dutch Hill. Her skill in training unruly girls was such that she was placed in charge of the Girls’ Lodging House in St. Mark’s place in 1870, and in 1892 of the Elizabeth Home, as the institution was renamed when it was housed int he present building, erected in memory of Miss Elizabeth Davenport Wheeler. Mrs. Hurley is said to have helped 12,000 women to lead useful lives. Mrs. Hurley was a widow. Her husband, an army surgeon, died in service in the Civil War.