Eliza Calvert Obenchain ("Eliza Calvert Hall"), Kentucky Suffragist

She was born Eliza Calvert in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 11, 1856 and was known to all as “Lida.”  Her mother, Margaret Younglove, was a native of Johnstown, New York and her father, Thomas Chalmers Calvert, was born in Giles County, Tennessee.  Thomas was the son of a Presbyterian minister, Samuel Wilson Calvert, and his wife Eliza Caroline Hall Calvert.  It was her grandmother’s name, Hall, that Lida would use as her pen name.

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