Re: Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project

Congratulations to the Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project members!  A donation of $10,000 has been given to the Frankfort Cemetery to support the project to identify and honor suffrage leaders buried in the Frankfort Cemetery. Bronze medallions, designed by Sallie Clay Lanham, great granddaughter of Mary Barr Clay, have been placed at the gravesites of twenty-five women and men buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Christian Church of Kentucky endorsed woman suffrage

The eighty-third annual State convention of the Christian Church of Kentucky, in session at Madisonville, unanimously endorsed woman suffrage by a resolution adopted Sept. 22 [1915]. President R.H. Crossfield of Transylvania College, Lexington, presented the resolution to the convention. It was seconded by the Rev. D.M. Walker of Stanford and Rev. Homer W. Carpenter of Shelbyville in brief but enthusiastic speeches. When the vote was put by Dr. E.B. Barnes of Richmond, president of the convention, there was the heartiest endorsement, not a voice being heard in opposition.

Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project

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We got a message from Mary Ann Burch, chair of the Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project. They want to identify and honor the women suffrage leaders buried in the Frankfort Cemetery by placing a small bronze plaque on their gravesites. Mary Ann Burch and Sylvia Coffey are part of the Women Suffragist Centennial Chorus which has been performing for several years now as they commemorate those who fought for the right to vote - and to remind us that this fight for universal suffrage continues today.

Dolly Manire (1874-1965) of Christian County, suffragist and election officer

Dolly (or Dollie) Frances Winsett Manire (November 6, 1874 - December 27, 1965) lived in Christian County, Kentucky; and, according to her granddaughter Flora Schaller, Manire "met with groups, wrote letters, and answered questions as she campaigned for the right for women to vote." The Christian County Suffrage League was formed at a public meeting in Hopkinsville on April 16, 1914. The local newspaper described a "large crowd" at the new assembly hall, the Avalon, which had opened only a year before. Introduced by local judges W.P. Winfree and William T.

Dolly Manire, Election Officer, Christian County, with ballot box

Image of Dolly (or Dollie) Frances Winsett Manire (6 November 1874 - 27 December 1965) with a ballot box. She served as Election Officer at the Haley’s Mill Precinct of Christian County, Kentucky from 1920 to 1957. She was married to Elder Jeptha Lemuel Manire of the Church of Latter Day Saints, with whom she had ten children. They both taught in the Christian County public schools and lived on a farm on Route 2 in Crofton, KY. This picture was taken by her daughter Eve Manire Jordan (1911–1998) and submitted to the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project by granddaughter Flora Schaller.

Dolly Manire, Election Officer, Christian County

Image of Dolly (or Dollie) Frances Winsett Manire (6 November 1874 - 27 December 1965) as Election Officer at the Haley’s Mill Precinct of Christian County, Kentucky -- a position she held from 1920 to 1957. She was married to Elder Jeptha Lemuel Manire of the Church of Latter Day Saints, with whom she had ten children. They both taught in the Christian County public schools and lived on a farm on Route 2 in Crofton, KY. Picture taken by her daughter Eve Manire Jordan (1911–1998) and submitted to the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project by granddaughter Flora Schaller.

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