Laura White

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
White Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial place of Laura White


Goose Rock

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unnamed road off Ky State Rt. 421, this cemetery is located a few hundred feet northwest of the White-Howard Cemetery

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Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Laura Rogers White (1852-1929) was a native of Clay County, born near Manchester. She attended the University of Michigan (1870-74) and she later worked as an architect, an uncommon profession for women in the nineteenth century. She taught school at home in Clay County and in
Laurel County. She was the Kentucky's chair of the Women's Peace Party chapter, and led the "Peace and Arbitration" committee in the Ky. Equal
Rights Association during World War I - from Ashland, Kentucky. She was also a member of the Ashland Equal Rights Association.

Reference source of Information:
Kentucky Equal Rights Association, Report of the Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Richmond, KY November 17th and 18th, 1908 (Newport: The Newport Printing Co.): 7. Kelli Lemaster, "Laura Rogers White, 1852-1929, Laurel County" H-Kentucky (20 May 2018).