Biographical Sketch of Alma Louise Daniel Weston

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Alma Louise Daniel Weston, 1885-1954

By April Akins, University Archivist
Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina

Chairman of the Drive for Ratification of the Federal Amendment Organization (South Carolina)

Mrs. Alma Louise Daniel Weston was born on April 22, 1885, in Pendleton, South Carolina to Dr. Reverend James Walter Daniel and Emma Nancy Hunt Daniel. She died October 20, 1954, and is buried at Elmwood Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. She was married to Thomas Isaac Weston. The couple divorced prior to Thomas's death in 1940.

According to The Woman Citizen, November 15, 1919, Mrs. T. I. Weston, (Alma Weston), was involved in the planning of an intensive drive for ratification of the Federal Amendment. South Carolina suffragists had a booth at the state fair in Columbia, South Carolina during the last week of October in 1919 in which Mrs. Weston took part. Under the leadership of Mrs. Julian B. Salley of Aiken and alongside Mrs. Dan Reed of Columbia, Mrs. Weston was the chairman for the drive.

Mrs. Weston lived in Columbia, South Carolina from 1906 until her death in 1954. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and active in the Daughters of the American Republic, the Town Theatre, the Red Cross and club work according to her obituary in the Greenville News. In the April 30, 1917, edition of the Red Cross Bulletin, Mrs. Weston is listed as being secretary and part of the new Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross.

Sources:

Alma Louise Daniel Weston. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75520876/alma-louise-weston accessed 15 December 2017.

"South Carolina," The Woman Citizen, Volume 4 (November 15, 1919), 489.

Emma Nancy Hunt Daniel. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44602112/emma-nancy-daniel accessed 15 December 2017.

Obituary: Mrs. Alma L. Weston, The Greenville News, South Carolina, 24 October 1954, p. 10 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/191631926/?terms=alma+louise+daniel+weston) accessed 5 January 2018.

The Red Cross Bulletin, April 30, 1917. Volume 1, Number 2. Issued by the Bureau of Publications for the Department of Chapters American Red Cross. https://books.google.com/books?id=Wu4sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP14&lpg=PP14&dq=alma+l+weston+red+cross+south+carolina&source=bl&ots=YcF_AF0Mc_&sig=sB1J7enzboEaUvNqBhwu-DdTdWg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil1tycgcHYAhVCOSYKHagxBXkQ6AEILDAA#v=onepage&q=alma%20l%20weston%20red%20cross%20south%20carolina&f=false accessed 5 January 2018.

Rev. James Walter Daniel. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64448451/james-walter-daniel accessed 15 December 2017.

Thomas Isaac Weston. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75877794/thomas-isaac-weston accessed 15 December 2017.

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