Biographical Sketch of Alberta Felicia Daugherty

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890 – 1920

Biography of Alberta Felicia (Mitchell) Daugherty, 1879 – 1934

By Linda D. Wilson
Independent Historian

Oklahoma suffragist Alberta Felicia (Mitchell) Daugherty was born in Louisiana in November 1879, the daughter of Robert W. and Amanda Mitchell. Later in life, she was alternately known as Felicia Alberta. Her family moved to Denton, Texas, soon after her birth. Alberta Mitchell married Charles Lindsay Daugherty on November 10, 1901, in Denton. They had two sons: Phillip and Frederick. The couple moved to Oklahoma, where Charles Daugherty served as state labor commissioner.

Through Alberta Daugherty's suffrage work, she served as fourth vice president of the Oklahoma Woman's Suffrage Association in 1917. An active Oklahoma City socialite, she chaired the constitution and by-laws committee of the Housewives League in 1916. Daugherty served as president of the Oklahoma City Federation of Women's Clubs in 1917. During World War I, she organized first aid classes in her home. In September 1917 she spoke before the West Side Civic Association regarding Red Cross work and plans for that organization to help in the war effort. By 1919 Alberta Daugherty worked as assistant director of the State Health Board of Oklahoma.

Alberta Daugherty died on February 21, 1934, in Oklahoma City. She is buried beside her husband in Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City.

SOURCES: Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), February 23, 1934; U. S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, accessed on Ancestry.com on June 17, 2019; Oklahoma City (OK) Times, October 12, 1901 and December 11, 1916; OK2Explore. health.ok.gov, accessed on July 18, 2019; Oklahoma News (Oklahoma City), February 1 and 3, June 2, July 27, September 4, 8, and 28, 1917 and January 1, 1918; Pauls Valley (OK) Democrat, December 11, 1919; Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, accessed on Ancestry.com on June 17, 2019; U.S. Census, 1880 and 1900, Denton, Denton County, Texas; U.S. Census, 1910, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma; U.S. Census, 1920, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.; Wise County Messenger (Decatur, TX), November 22, 1907; World War I, Registration Card, Charles Lindsay Daugherty, accessed on Ancestry.com on July 19, 2019.

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