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, Eldredge (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.
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.