Dr. Louise Southgate

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Linden Grove Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial place of Dr. Louise Southgate



Zip Code:
Street Address: 
1421 Holman Ave

Associated Organization:
Linden Grove Cemetery
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Dr. Louise Southgate (1857-1941) was a physician and also an active member of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, where she served as the Superintendent of the organization's Department of Hygiene and Physical Culture. Dr. Southgate was an early proponent for women's reproductive health and women's right to birth control. In 1910 Southgate spoke at the Kentucky Equal Rights Association’s state convention on “The Sisterhood of Women.” She lived and practiced from her home at 124 Garrard Street in Covington. She was a member of the Cincinnati Women's Club as well as serving as a KERA publications superintendent and as state historian.

Reference source of Information:
"Afternoon Session," 7 in Reports of the Twenty-First and Twenty-Second Annual Meetings of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Covington, November 14-15-16, 1910 and Louisville, October 25, 1911 (Newport Printing Co., 1911). https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7nk9315j60_1#page/3/mode/1up/search/southgate "Southgate, Louise (Dr.)," Kenton County Public Library (23 December 2013). https://www.kentonlibrary.org/2013/southgate-louise-dr Betty Maddox Daniels, "Southgate, Louise," 842-43 in Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky, eds. Paul A. Tenkotte and James C. Claypool (Lexington: University Press of Ky., 2009).