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Lucy A. Mallory 1849 ~


Was born February, 1846, in Roseburg, Oregon. Her father, Aaron Rose, was an early settler of this state, and for him the name of Roseburg was given to one of the leading towns.

Miss Rose's early life was spent in the wilds of this new country surrounded by Indians. She became the wife of Rufus Mallory, who was at one time a member of Congress of the State of Oregon, and one of the most successful lawyers in the Northwest, and member of the firm to which Senator Dolph belongs.

In 1874 the old slavery prejudice was still so strong in the State of Oregon that some forty-five Negro children were prevented from attending the Salem public school, and no white teacher would consent to teach them even in a separate school, although a public fund was set apart for this purpose. Mrs. Mallory volunteered to instruct these children in the face of the ridicule heaped upon her. After three years of personal effort on the part of Mrs. Mallory, and her example of duty to the public, these children were admitted to the white schools, and all opposition disappeared.

Mrs. Mallory used the public money which she drew as salary for this work as a fund for the purchase of a printing plant, and started a monthly magazine known as the Worlds Advanced Thought, in which she was assisted in the editorial department by Judge H. M. McGuire. This magazine has a circulation among many advanced thinkers and workers in every portion of the civilized world. Mrs. Mallory's home is in Portland, Oregon.

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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