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Susan Brownell Anthony

Birthplace: Bowens Corners, Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: March 13, 1906 (86)
17 Madison Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States (Heart failure and pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Anthony and Lucy Anthony (Read)
Sister of Guelma Penn McLean; Hannah Lapham Mosher; Col. Daniel Read Anthony, (USA); Jacob Merritt Anthony; Mary Stafford Brown and 5 others

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About Susan B. Anthony

Biographical Summary #1:

"...Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906) was born in Adams, Massachusetts.

"...Quaker, teacher, temperance and abolition organizer, outstanding women's rights leader with sharp political instincts, met Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850, took suffrage petitions door-to-door 1854, worked for emancipation but felt black men should not be given the vote ahead of women, published The Revolution 1868-70, lectured for 6 years to pay of its $10,000 debt, advocated equal pay for equal work, encouraged more women to form unions, "more than any other suffrage leader, she was the victim of masculine ridicule" including satirical cartoons and newspaper attacks, driving force behind National Woman Suffrage Association 1869-90, National American Woman Suffrage Association head 1892-1900, single-minded champion of federal amendment, called "The Invincible" and "The Napoleon of the woman's rights movement," active in state campaigns from Kansas 1867 to California 1896, spoke across country for 30 years, voted in 1872 election, arrested and convicted but won popular support, led Centennial protest 1876, recruited Carrie Catt and Anna Shaw to suffrage, lived with sister Mary in Rochester, New York, became internationally respected symbol of woman's movement, "She has a broad and generous nature, and a depth of tenderness that few women possess" said Elizabeth Cady Stanton..."


Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States, and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches every year on women's rights for 45 years..."

"... Anthony was born and raised in West Grove, near Adams, Massachusetts. She was the second oldest of seven children:

  1. Guelma Penn (1818-1873)
  2. Hannah Lapham (1821-1877)
  3. Daniel Read (1824-1904)
  4. Mary Stafford (1827-1907)
  5. Eliza Tefft (1832-1834)
  6. Jacob Merritt (1834-1900)
  7. Lucy Read (1793-1880)

"...Her earliest American ancestors were the immigrants John Anthony (1607 - 1675), who was from Hempstead, Essex and his wife Susanna Potter (c. 1623 - 1674), who was from London, Middlesex..."

"...Anthony's father Daniel was a cotton manufacturer and abolitionist."

"...In 1839, the family moved to Hardscrabble, New York, in the wake of the panic and economic depression that followed. That same year, Anthony left home to teach and to help pay off her father's debts..."

"...In 1849, at age 29, Anthony quit teaching and moved to the family farm in Rochester, New York. She began to take part in conventions and gatherings related to the temperance movement..."

"...In 1851, on a street in Seneca Falls, Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton by a mutual acquaintance, as well as fellow feminist Amelia Bloomer. Anthony joined with Stanton in organizing the first women's state temperance society in America after being refused admission to a previous convention on account of her sex, in 1851..."

"...On January 1, 1868, Anthony first published a weekly journal entitled The Revolution. Printed in New York City, its motto was: "The true republic--men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less."

"...In 1869, Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association (NWSA), an organization dedicated to gaining women's suffrage. Anthony was vice-president-at-large of the NWSA from the date of its organization until 1892, when she became president..."

"...After retiring in 1900, Anthony remained in Rochester, where she died of heart disease and pneumonia in her house at 17 Madison Street on March 13, 1906. She was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery. Following her death, the New York State Senate passed a resolution remembering her "unceasing labor, undaunted courage and unselfish devotion to many philanthropic purposes and to the cause of equal political rights for women."..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Susan B. Anthony', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 August 2011, 19:41 UTC, <> [accessed 26 August 2011]


Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. Plot: Section C, Lot 93

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 31.

This relative is the famed Susan B. Anthony, the mother of voting and equal rights for women.

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Susan B. Anthony's Timeline

February 15, 1820
Bowens Corners, Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
March 13, 1906
Age 86
17 Madison Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States
March 13, 1906
Age 86
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States