The more I see of emancipation the more criminal I think it is.
She was named Ella Lorena, Ella for her grandmother Ellen, and Lorena because it was the most fashionable name of the day for girls, even as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were popular for boys and Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation for negro children.
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She was an emancipated 20th century woman pursuing her career.
In 1776, a committee of Quakers emancipated forty slaves, but authorities declared the act illegal.