Carolyn Parker Verhoeff

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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 Carolyn Parker Verhoeff (1876-1975)



Zip Code:
Street Address: 
701 Baxter Avenue

Associated Organization:
Cave Hill Cemetery

Years of Importance:
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Carolyn Parker Verhoeff (12 August 1876 - 27 June 1975) worked with the College Club in Louisville, an organization that focuses on furthering women in education. A vegetarian, she wrote children's books on the humane treatment of animals. She was the Louisville Woman Suffrage Association's Chair of a Committee on Information, and she represented Louisville in the 1916 convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. That year she also participated in Chicago’s suffrage parade. Verhoeff began in 1922 working on behalf of animals - including the welfare of laboratory animals at the University of Louisville - and in 1963 an Animal Care Center was dedicated in her name at the UofL Medical-Dental Research Building. She lived until 1971 in a three-story brick-and-stone home at 731 S. Second Street. She died in 1975 at National Health Enterprises Northfield and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery in Section F, Lot 491, Grave 9.

Reference source of Information:
Obituary, Courier-Journal, June 28, 1975