ROWLAND, AMY FARLEY (30 May 1872-10 March 1953), editor and teacher, served with the LAKESIDE UNIT, WORLD WAR I, edited a number of publications by Dr. GEORGE W. CRILE, SR., and advocated for women and girls. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY, to Tace Wardwell Rowland and Rev. Lyman S. Rowland. The family soon moved to Lee, MA, where Rowland attended public schools. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College (B.S. 1893) and did 1 year of postgraduate study at Columbia University. Rowland taught school in New York and Washington, DC, for the next decade, and for 3 years, represented the United States at the International Institute for Girls in Spain. She became editorial secretary and assistant in surgical research to Dr. Crile of Cleveland in 1914. In the winter of 1914-15 she worked with the American Ambulance in France, as part of the Western Reserve University Unit (see CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY). After America entered WORLD WAR I, she again traveled to France, this time with the Lakeside Hospital Unit as assistant registrar (May-October 1917). After Crile and others founded the CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, Rowland took charge of its editorial department (1921-26) and then became executive secretary there.
Rowland was a charter member of the WOMEN'S CITY CLUB of Cleveland and its director (1919-25) and president (1923-24); a founder of the Women's Council for the Promotion of Peace; a founder, officer and trustee of the Cleveland Girls' Council, a trustee of ALTA HOUSE and WOMAN'S GENERAL HOSPITAL and president (1919-1922) of the Mt. Holyoke Alumnae Association of Cleveland. From 1928-35 she served as trustee of Mt. Holyoke College, which had awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1921. Rowland is buried in Ipswich, MA.