Biographical Sketch of Sarah Arrington

Biographical​ ​Database​ ​of​ ​NAWSA​ ​Suffragists, ​ 1890-1920​

Biography​ ​of​ ​Sarah (Mrs.​ ​Lindsey​ ​S.)​ ​Arrington, 1869-?

By ​Daphne​ ​Lavonia​ ​Stanley,​ ​Intern​ ​at​ ​the​ ​local​ ​Historical​ ​Society,​ ​Roanoke,​ ​VA

Mrs.​ ​L.​ ​S.​ ​Arrington​ ​was​ ​born​ ​Sarah​ ​Willie​ ​Hayslip​ ​in​ ​December 1869.​ ​In​ genealogical​ ​ documents,​ her​ ​name​ ​has​ ​been​ ​referenced​ ​as​ ​"Sallie,"​ ​including ​ on​ ​ ​her ​marriage​ ​ certificate​ ​ to​ Lindsey​ S.​Arrington,​ ​whom​ ​she​ ​married​ ​on​ ​the​ ​23rd​ ​of​ ​Dec. ​​1885.​ ​Sarah​ ​and​ ​Lindsey​ ​had​ ​three sons: ​ ​Harry​,​ ​Eldred​ge ​(Eldrig)​,​ ​and Ralph​ ​(Taipa)​ ​H.​ ​Some​ ​sources ​​include​ ​differing​ ​names (perhaps nicknames) for ​ the​​ children.

The family lived in Augusta, Georgia as recorded in the 1900, 1910 in 1920 federal censuses. Lindsey was a wholesale grocery merchant. Neither Lindsey nor Sarah can be found in the 1930 or 1940 censuses for Georgia.

In 1914​, the ​ Equal ​ Suffrage ​ Party​ ​ of​ ​ Georgia​ was​ ​ founded​​ in​​ ​the ​home​ ​of​​ Emily​ McDougald ​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​press ​​efforts​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​voting ​rights​​ ​for​ ​women.​ On ​July ​29 ​a​ ​permanent organization ​was​ ​ established,​​ including​ representatives​ ​​from differing​​ ​regions​ of​ Georgia. ​ On​ ​ the​​ 28th ​ of​ ​​Oct.​ 1916​,​ a national ​convention​ ​​of​ ​the​ Equal​​ ​Suffrage​ ​Party​ ​of Georgia​ ​was​ ​held​ ​in​ ​Atlanta.​ ​At​ ​this​ convention,​ Mrs.​ Arrington​ ​ was ​ elected​ ​ President​, ​ the​ party’s second​ ​President,​ ​succeeding​ ​Mrs.​ ​McDougald.

Sources:

Harper,​ ​Ida​ ​Husted;​ History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920 vol. 6, "Georgia".​ ​p.​ ​187. [LINK]

Elizabeth A. Taylor, "Revival​ ​and​ ​Development​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Woman​ ​Suffrage​ ​Movement​ ​in​ ​Georgia," ​Georgia​ ​Historical​ ​Quarterly,​ ​Vol.​ ​42,​ ​No.​ ​4​ ​(December,​ ​1958),​ ​​339-54.

"L.​ ​S.​ ​Arrington"; "Lyndsay​ ​Arrington"; "Sarah​ ​H.​ ​Arrington" in www.familysearch.org,​ ​accessed​ ​8​ ​Oct.​ ​2017 ​ ​and​ ​11​ ​Oct.​ ​2017

"L.​ ​S.​ ​Arrington"; "Lyndsay​ ​Arrington"; "Sarah​ ​H. ​ ​Arrington"; "Sarah​ ​Willie​ ​Hayslip" in www.ancestory.com,​ ​accessed​ ​8​ ​Oct.​ ​2017​ ​and​ ​11​ Oct.​​ ​2017.

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