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Ellen C. Sargent 1826 ~ 1911


Ellen C. Sargent

Mrs. Ellen C Sargent, of San Francisco, has just died of old age at the house of her son, George C. Sargent, a lawyer.

Mrs. Sargent has been for many years one of the great women of California, broad-minded, interested in all progressive work, most of all in woman suffrage, and always optimistic. She lived in Washington many years while her husband, Hon. Aaron A. Sargent, was senator from California, and was a regular attendant at National Suffrage Conventions.

She and Susan B. Anthony were very close friends and often visited each other and always were in correspondence. When her husband was minister to Germany, she accompanied him to Berlin, and on their return to California lived in Nevada City and in San Francisco.

She had the advantages of New England birth, of Washington society, foreign travel, and a fortune, but she was at all times unassuming, helpful, sympathetic and regarded with deepest esteem and fondest affection by all of her friends.

Mrs. Sargent was president of the California Equal Suffrage Association during the campaign of 1896, and the campaign headquarters was in her house. Miss Anthony was her guest during a large part of the time. While suffrage has been her first thought, she has always seen the relation of other movements toward suffrage and has distributed much literature on peace, direct legislation and other related work.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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