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17 jan 1836 Mary Jane Whitely Coggeshall
Mary Jane Whitely Coggeshall (17 jan 1836 – 22 dec 1911 | Milton IN – Des Moines IA) writer, speaker, suffragist, first editor Woman’s Standard, aka the Mother of Woman Suffrage in Iowa, first woman west of Mississippi to join the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) | women.born.january © susanpowersbourne.net
17 jan 1853 Alva Erskine Smith Belmont
Alva Erskine Smith Belmont (17 jan 1853 – 26 jan 1933 | Mobile AL – Paris, France) socialite, suffragist, librettist, philanthropist, multi-millionaire, architectural endower / decorator | women.born.january © susanpowersbourne.net
17 jan 1873 Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Gerry
Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Gerry (17 jan 1873 – 21 dec 1958 | Newport RI – Providence RI) heiress, socialite, social activist, philanthropist, once the wealthiest woman in Rhode Island | women.born.january © susanpowersbourne.net

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