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Mrs. Elisabeth F. Norwood, C.S.B., was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Her father, Isaac Paul Gragg, served throughout the Civil War and was given the rank of Captain by Brevet for gallant and meritorious services. Her mother, Mrs. Eldora O. Gragg, C.S.D., was one of twelve of Mrs. Eddy's pupils chosen by her to form The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. Mrs. Eddy also appointed Mrs. Gragg as the first woman Reader in The Mother Church, where she read for over seven years.
Mrs. Norwood was educated at the Girls Latin School in Boston, and at private schools. She took Primary class instruction in Christian Science with her mother in 1904, and entered the practice of Christian Science healing in 1915. Mrs. Norwood was a member of the Normal class of the Board of Education of the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in 1922, receiving a certificate as a teacher of Christian Science. From June, 1926, until June, 1929, she served as Superintendent of The Mother Church Sunday School. In June, 1929, Mrs. Norwood was elected Second Reader of The Mother Church, in which office she served until 1932.
The list of lecturers elected to serve on The Christian Science Board of Lectureship during 1942-1943 is as follows:
Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from John Randall Dunn, George Channing, The Christian Science Board of Directors, Roy Garrett Watson, Mary G. Ewing, Amea H. Harris, Arthur W. Eckman, A. Warren Norton, M. Rosamond Wright, Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy
The Allness of Good
W. CYPRIAN BRIDGE
ELLIE E. D. BLACK
On Believing Impossible Things
Peter V. Ross
with contributions from Margaret Crawford, Nora Wynsome Henry, Harold T. Shelton
It would be impossible to express...
Charles H. Crumplin
I desire to express my gratitude...
Thelma Brooks with contributions from Ethel Brooks
Christian Science came into my...
Growth in understanding leads...
Velma Longacre Zarbock
In Science and Health (p. 167)...
Marshall William Scott
I desire to express gratitude for...
Christian Science found me...
Glenna Smith Tinnin
"Blessed are the meek"
MARGARET PLUNKET RAPER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Stafford Cripps, George C. Monroe, William M. Maltbie, I. V. Macklin, Fred Sparrow, Harold Stassen