Genie Potter sent in a wonderful find that was obtained from (and given permission to publish) The Avery Memorial Association, Groton, Connecticut. I published it here on H-Kentucky as a primary source in our Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project's Annotated Bibliography. It is a copy of a memorial booklet describing the funeral services for Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, daughter of Kentucky suffragist Susan Look Avery, a published author and once a president of the Chicago Woman's Club

With this primary source we get a glimpse at the kind of ceremonies held for prominent women in Chicago; and, of

Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge - Champion of Peace and Nonviolence

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Blog Post

The National Women's History Project recently called for nominations for 2019 honorees for "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence."  I submitted a nomination for Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, with the following information:

Sophonisba “Nisba” Preston Breckinridge

November 30, 1865 – November 30, 1947

Public intellectual, diplomat, suffragist, scholar, co-founder of the Woman’s Peace Party

In 2-3 sentences explain the nature of your nominee’s work and accomplishments:

A great scholar, Sophonisba P. Breckinridge earned a Ph.D. in political