Julia Woodworth Connelly

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Lexington Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial site of Julia Woodworth Connelly (1857-1948)



Zip Code:
Street Address: 
833 West Main Street

Associated Organization:
Lexington Public Cemetery

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Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Julia Woodworth Connelly (18 August 1857 - 28 July 1948) was Director of Expression and Dramatic Art at Hamilton College in Lexington, Ky. She was recruited by Luella Wilcox St. Clair (later Moss) to Kentucky in 1903 from St. Louis, Missouri. She was involved in the civic life of Lexington, including the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky and marching in the 1916 suffrage parade with the delegation from Hamilton College. She taught at Hamilton for nearly thirty years, and was very much involved with the Second Presbyterian Church -- retiring finally at the age of 75 when Hamilton closed in 1932. She went to live at the Arnett Pritchett Foundation Home for Aged Women at 326 South Broadway Street in Lexington. There she died of old age on 18 July 1948. She is buried in the Lexington Cemetery, though the gravesite is not yet confirmed.

Reference source of Information:
Connolly obit. Lexington Herald (29 July 1948), p1. ; "Suffrage Parade Is Biggest Ever Held in Kentucky," Lexington Herald (May 7, 1916), page 1 and 3. https://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/discussions/185737/suffrage-parade-biggest-ever-held-kentucky-lexington-herald-may-7