Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth Ingram

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Mrs. Elizabeth Ingram, 1844-

By Jennifer L. Walker, student: Saint Martin's University, WA

Teacher, Suffrage Society President, and Activist

Mrs. Elizabeth Ingram was born in Canada in 1844, as a child of two Irish immigrants. She and her family immigrated to the United States. Ingram's first pronounced suffragist activity was in 1893, according to volume 4 of The History of Woman Suffrage. Unfortunately, not much is known about Ingram, but we know she was a teacher by trade. She was the suffrage society president which she formed in her little country schoolhouse in Hagerman, Lincoln County, Idaho. Suffrage members were from all over the county. She is given credit as the prime suffrage activist in Idaho, but not much detail is given on her life. It is recorded in the 1920 United Census that by the age of 76 she was a widow, and lived within her son-in-law's household.

References

1920 U.S. Census, Idaho. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Anthony, S. B., and Ida Husted Harper, eds., History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, p. 589. [LINK]

National Women's History Project. How Women Won the Vote. http://www.nwhp.org/wp-content/uploads/gazette_How-Women-Won-Vote-.pdf

Senate Concurrent Resolution (2016). https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2016/legislation/SCR147.pdf

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