Caroline Apperson Leech

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Cave Hill Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial site for Caroline Apperson Leech (1850-1929)

County:
Jefferson

Town/City:
Louisville

Zip Code:
40204
Street Address: 
701 Baxter Ave

Associated Organization:
Cave Hill Cemetery

Years of Importance:
1880-1894
1894-1912
1912-1920
1920-present
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Caroline Apperson Leech (1850-1929): one of the earliest supporters of the suffrage movement in Louisville and president of the Louisville Young Women's Christian Temperance Union as well as a member of the Louisville ERA. She hosted peace activist and suffragist Ethel Snowden when she came to speak in Louisville. She advocated for women’s suffrage movement at the national convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1914, and she was elected president of the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs in 1917. She served as an officer in the League of Women Voters and chaired the Louisville Republican Women's Campaign Committee. She was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Section O, Lot 204, Grave 2.


Reference source of Information:
Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs, Yearbook of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1912-13, 1917, 1919-20. Louisville Equal Rights Association, Minute Book, 1889-1895 (Manuscript, Filson Historical Society). “Report of Twenty-Second Annual Meeting, National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Baltimore, 1895,”