Enid Butts Loan, 101, a former teacher and a longtime Washington-area resident, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at her home in Chevy Chase.
Mrs. Loan, the oldest of 11 children, was born of a farm near Sodus, N.Y. In 1899, after graduating from Sodus Academy and Cortland Normal School, she began teaching at a weekly salary of $6. She taught school in Wayne County and Yonkers, N.Y., for 27 years before her marriage in 1925 to Walter Bruce Loan, a stockbroker.After his death in 1940, she moved to this area to be near a sister, Mrs. Victor F. Tapke of Chevy Chase.
A former Suffragette, Mrs. Loan took part in voting rights campaigns for women in Yonkers and marched in women's suffrage parades along Fifth Avenue in New York City in the years before and after World War I.
Her birthday was celebrated annually by a group of former students in Yonkers and her 100th birthday was noted last year in a gathering at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, of which she was a longtime member.
Besides Mrs. Tapke, survivors include another sister, Mrs. William T. Littlefield of Tacoma, Wash.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Children's Hospital National Medical Center.