Elibet Marshall, 99

La Jolla, CA

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“When I was born, women could not vote in this country. Now, I am voting for the first woman President”

 

  • Born in Turkey, where her Swiss parents rescued 8,000 Armenian orphans

  • Grew up in Beirut, where her parents worked with Armenian refugee children

  • Came to U.S. as Goucher College exchange student

  • Married American medical student in Beirut, returning to U.S. at start of World War II

  • Artist, teacher, prize-winning succulent grower

  • Four daughters, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren

 

“I want to vote for the woman. When I was born, women could not vote in this country. Now, I am voting for the first woman President. I voted for Hillary Clinton.”

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