[[File:AnnaElizabethWillits.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Anna Elizabeth Willits, photographed as a student]]
'''Family:''' Born May 22, 1853, in Monmouth Ill. Daughter of Judge Elias Willits and Elizabeth Fish. Willits home is said to have been at the corner of South D St. and West 3rd Ave. Pattee home was at 316 E. Broadway.
'''Education:''' Attended Monmouth Academy; entered Monmouth College in 1870; received AB-AM degree 1874; member of A.B.L. Literary Society.