|Birth: ||May, 1848|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1911|
In a biography in the Dictionary of Missouri Biography, Rhonda Chalfant writes:
"Elizabeth Jane Dugan, better known by her pseudonym, "Rosa Pearle," was the founder, editor, and principal writer of Rosa Pearle's Paper, a Saturday evening society weekly published in Sedalia, Missouri, from 1894 until 1911."
"Dugan moved beyond news of tea parties and church sociables, however, to confront issues of the day. She lamented the lack of courtesy of men who smoked, but she also questioned the propriety of women's smoking. She castigated men who would not work to support their families. Critical of inequities, she denounced the low wages paid most working women. While she deplored the tactics of the Knights of Labor, she recognized the lack of fairness in the treatment of the working class. She raised questions about woman suffrage and about temperance. In doing so, Dugan continued the tradition of journalist as social critic, and promoted rights of women and the poor. Her work addressed issues of interest to the so-called new woman of the early twentieth century, presaging a time when women would be active in all aspects of journalism."
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Daughter of Talbot Townsend Dugan and Elizabeth McLean. Never married, she lived with her brother Emmett Robert Dugan and helped raise the children of their deceased brother Alonzo. She is also the sister of George Ernest Dugan. She was buried on 11 Jan 1911.
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Talbot Townsend Dugan (1804 - 1875)
Elizabeth McLean Dugan (1808 - 1900)
Emmett Robert Dugan (1843 - 1928)*
George Ernest Dugan (1845 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Jane Dugan (1848 - 1911)
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