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In recent years on election day, people in and near Rochester, New York have been putting their “I Voted!” stickers on the headstone of Susan B. Anthony at Mount Hope Cemetery, to thank this one of our foremothers for helping make women's suffrage a reality.



We can’t all get to Rochester! So, rather than getting frustrated, I pulled together a list of 70 or so women from the suffrage movement who we might be near. If one of the women below is buried near you or passed away in your area, consider (1) putting a flower on her grave, in memory, if she is buried near you (“I Voted!” stickers are fine, too, of course – but flowers make me feel happier right now. YMMV.); (2) reading about her history and contributions to our shared heritage of rights; (3) donating a few dollars to a cause about which you care, in her memory. Myself, I'll do all three (I've learned a lot putting this list together!), and I'm particularly interested in going to Melrose or Cambridge or Jamaica Plain this weekend.

Some of the women below are very well known in the Women’s Suffrage movement in the United States. Others may be less known, but no less valuable, to our shared history of demanding equality as human beings in a democratic society. They cared to be part of the important process of coming together and building a government of *all* of the people, by *all* of the people, and for *all* of the people.

(Where no cemetery is listed, it's because I couldn't find details. If you can, let me know in the comments section, and I'll add that information in! Cities listed by themselves are the cities in which the woman passed away, but no other information is known by me.)

Jane Addams...............................Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, IL
Susan B. Anthony..........................Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont.....Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Alice Stone Blackwell.....................Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Lillie Devereux Blake.....................Englewood, NJ
Harriot Stanton Blatch....................Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Amelia Bloomer............................Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA
Inez Milholland Boissevain................Lewis Cemetery, Lewis, NY
Louise de Koven Bowen.....................Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Olympia Brown.............................Mound Cemetery, Racine, WI
Lucy Burns................................Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Mary Ann Shadd Cary.......................Washington, D.C.
Carrie Chapman Catt.......................Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Laura Clay................................Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY
Mary Clay.................................Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY
Sarah Walter Coates.......................Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
Phoebe Wilson Couzins.....................Belefountaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis..............Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI
Mary Coffin Ware Dennet...................Valatie, NY
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson..................Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, NY
Lavinia Lloyd Dock........................Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
Rheta Louise Childe Dorr..................Passed in New Britain, PA; cremated
Helen Douglass............................Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Abigail Scott Duniway.....................Riverview Cemetery, Portland, OR
Crystal Catherine Eastman.................Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, NY
Sara Bard Field...........................Passed in Los Gatos, CA; cremated
Abby Kelley Foster........................Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA
Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli..............Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Matilda Electa Joselyn Gage...............Fayetteville Cemetery, Fayetteville, NY
Sarah J. Tompkins Smith Garnet............Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Charlotte Perkins Gilman..................Pasadena, CA (ashes given to a friend)
Kate M. Gordon............................Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Angelina Emily Grimké Weld................Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
Sarah Moore Grimké........................Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper..............Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, PA
Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer..........Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Mary Garrett Hay..........................Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Isabella Beecher Hooker.................. Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT
Jessie Annette Jack Hooper................Oshkosh, WI
Julia Ward Howe...........................Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Addie D. Waites Hunton....................Cyprus-Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Abagail "Abby" Jermima Hutchinson.........North Yard Cemetery, Milford, NY
Florence Kelley...........................Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Belle Case La Follette....................Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, WI
Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin.............Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA
Miriam Florence Squier Leslie.............Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Mary Ashton Rice Livermore................Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood................Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Mary Eliza Mahoney........................Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA
Anne Henrietta Martin.....................Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, NV
Katharine Moore Dexter McCormick..........Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris........Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, WY
Lucretia Mott.............................Fair Hill Burial Ground, Philadelphia, PA
Maud Wood Park............................Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Alice Paul................................Westfield Friends Burial Ground, Cinnaminon, NJ
Jeannette Pickering Rankin................Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, MT
Ernestine Louise Siismondi Rose...........Highgate Cemetery, Brighton, England
Rose Schneiderman.........................New York City, NY
Caroline M. Seymour Severance.............Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Anna Howard Shaw..........................Passed in Moylan, PA; cremated
Elizabeth Cady Stanton....................Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
Lucy Stone................................Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm................Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Mary Church Terrell.......................Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, MD
Augusta Lewis Troup.......................New Haven, CT
Sojourner Truth...........................Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI
Harriet Taylor Upton......................Ashes buried at Taylor Upton House, Warren, OH
Lila Hardaway Meade Valentine.............Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Mabel Vernon..............................Washington, D.C.
Helen Frances “Fanny” Garrison Villard....Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Ida B. Wells..............................Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Sue Shelton White.........................Alexandria, VA
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard........Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Victoria Claflin Woodhull.................Passed in Bredon’s Norton, Worcestershire, England; cremated.
Fanny Bullock Workman.....................Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, MA
Martha Coffin Wright......................Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY
Maud Younger..............................Dover Cemetery, Navarro County, TX

on 2016-11-05 01:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ruthling.livejournal.com
this is great! good to hear from you.

on 2016-11-05 03:05 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] debgeisler.livejournal.com
:-) Thank you. This year, more than many others, I think we need to remember and appreciate the sacrifices that got us where we are now. Those were pretty astounding women.

on 2016-11-05 03:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] debgeisler.livejournal.com
Oh, yes! Absolutely. It is a public post.

on 2016-11-06 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] antimony.livejournal.com
Here from [livejournal.com profile] ruthling sharing it -- this is a really cool list!

on 2016-11-06 09:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] debgeisler.livejournal.com
:-) Glad you like it. Feel free to share!

on 2016-11-07 06:55 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] psocoptera.livejournal.com
Thank you for this list. Also here from ruthling sharing it.

https://goo.gl/photos/3YeCLzxGiVPTpQuD7
https://goo.gl/photos/gbHC3CD8UrsA6HBH9

(I had two stickers, from myself and my kid.)

on 2016-11-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] debgeisler.livejournal.com
That's brilliant! Thank you for putting this grin on my face!

on 2016-11-08 05:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] vettecat.livejournal.com
Nicely done.
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