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Susan B. and Mary S. Anthony.

Sisters Susan B. and Mary S. Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906): an American reformer and advocate of women's rights. She crusaded for temperance and the abolition of slavery, but is best known for her work in the national woman's suffrage movement, which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.

Mary Stafford Anthony (1827-1907):  a younger sister of Susan B. Anthony. Mary Anthony was an early supporter of women's suffrage, and signed the Declaration of Sentiments at the Rochester meeting held after the Seneca Falls Convention August 1, 1848.  She was also a teacher and longtime principal in the Rochester, N.Y. school district.  Although history has placed her in the shadow of her more famous elder sister, Mary Anthony was actively involved in suffrage in her own right. She organized Rochester's Political Equality Club, of which she was president for eleven years. She also cared for her sister's household in addition to being a caregiver for various family members, thus allowing her sister to continue her work.

Burt Luther Anthony (1876-1955):  son of Susan B. Anthony's brother Jacob Merritt Anthony and Mary Luther.

Daniel Anthony.

Daniel Anthony, father of Susan B. Anthony

Daniel Anthony (1794-1862): father of Susan B. Anthony.

Daniel Read Anthony (1824-1904): brother of Susan B. and Mary S. Anthony and editor and publisher of the Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Kansas. Kansas; also, a political official and colonel.

Daniel Read Anthony, Jr. (1870-1931): son of Daniel Read Anthony and Annie Osborne Anthony.

Lucy E. Anthony: daughter of Susan B. Anthony's brother, Jacob Merritt Anthony and Mary Almina Luther. She was also assistant to Anna Howard Shaw, and co-executor of Susan B. Anthony's will.

Maude Anthony [Koehler] (1866-1950): daughter of Daniel Read Anthony and Annie E. Osborne.

Fannie Bigelow [Mrs. Lewis]: friend and fellow suffragist of Susan B. Anthony. She also was an activist for many causes in the Rochester area She was active in the Jewish community and a founder of Baden Street Settlement.

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was a feminist and suffragist. She began her career as a teacher and principal, and later became an editor. In 1885 she became active in the suffrage movement. By 1900 she was chosen by Susan B. Anthony to succeed her as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).  She was the founder of the League of Women Voters.

Juliet L. Crossett: daughter of Ella Hawley Crossett, a suffrage supporter from Wyoming, New York.

Anna E. Dann [Mason]: housekeeper and secretary to Susan B. and Mary S. Anthony at their house on 17 Madison Street in Rochester. Married Gilbert Mason.

Albert F. Dickinson, Hannah Dickinson Boyles and her husband Charles, Dr. Frances (Fannie) Dickinson, Melissa Dickinson: related to Susan B. Anthony through her father Daniel. They were some of the children of Ann Eliza Anthony and Albert Frances Dickinson.

Dr. Cordelia Greene (1831-1905): first graduate of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (1853) and active member of the American Medical Association in upstate New York.

Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931) was a journalist and suffragist who wrote Susan B. Anthony's biography, The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, at Miss Anthony's request. She also helped write The History of Woman Suffrage with Miss Anthony.

Genevieve Hawley: one of Susan B. Anthony's secretaries.

Priscilla Bright McLaren.

Priscilla Bright McLaren

Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815-1906): Scottish suffragist and reformer; founder of the Scottish division of the National Society for Women's Suffrage.

Wendell Phillips Mosher (1858-1946): son of Eugene and Hannah (Anthony) Mosher, Susan B. Anthony's sister.

Evangeline M. O'Connor.

Evangeline M. O'Connor

Evangeline O'Connor: wife of Rochester journalist Joseph O'Connor and a literary talent in her own right, having published indexes and articles for various journals in addition to translating works of literature.

W. B. Plunkett: of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co.

Rush Rhees: President of the University of Rochester.

May Wright Sewall.

May Wright Sewall

May Wright Sewall (1844-1920): began her career as a teacher and principal.  She was also an active feminist and was involved in many organizations devoted to bettering the status of women, both nationally and on the international stage.

Anna Howard Shaw.

Anna Howard Shaw

Dr. Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919): a suffragist and minister. She was also involved in the temperance movement. She was a close friend of Susan B. Anthony.  She became president of NAWSA in 1904. She was also a close friend of Miss Anthony's niece, Lucy E. Anthony, who was her secretary and co-executor of Susan B. Anthony's will.

Jane Spofford.

Jane Spofford

Jane Spofford: suffragist active in the International Council of Women.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902): abolitionist, suffragist and temperance reformer who was instrumental in organizing the first Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y. in 1848.  She was the founding president of the National Woman Suffrage Association (1869). In 1851 she met Susan B. Anthony. Thus began a lifelong friendship in which the two worked tirelessly together for women's rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a prolific author on 19th century reform movements. She was the mother of seven children.

Lucy Stone (1818-1893): early abolitionist and suffragist.  She managed to enroll at Oberlin College, from which she graduated in 1847. Lucy Stone lectured on women's issues and organized many early suffrage groups. She was a founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) in 1869. In 1870 she raised the money to found the Women's Journal. Two years later she and her husband became co-editors of the influential journal.

Harriet Taylor Upton (1853-1945):  suffragist who was treasurer of NAWSA.

Frances (Fannie) Garrison Villard (1844-1928): noted suffragist and daughter of famed abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.

Lydia Avery Coonley Ward: wealthy patron of the suffrage movement and wife of University of Rochester Professor Henry Augustus Ward, founder of Ward's Natural Science Establishment. She was a close friend of Susan B. Anthony.

Mrs. Alfred Wright: Rochester resident and friend of Susan B. Anthony. Her husband, Alfred was a friend of Miss Anthony's brother, Daniel.

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