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Lucy A. Robbins Switzer
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1844
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 24, 1922
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Lucy A. (Robbins) Switzer was the daughter of John D. Robbins and Jane Badwell.

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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SPOKANE COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON by Rev. Jonathan Edwards, W.H. Lever, Publisher 1900

TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

In early years vigorous temperance work was done in Spokane county. Some of the most eminent temperance orators lectured in Spokane Falls in the early 'eighties. Mr. Dow, a cousin to General Neal Dow, lectured in Spokane Falls as early as 1880 and pledged some people to a blue ribbon club. But under the auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union the most aggressive work was done. As early as the winter of 1880-1 Mrs. Lucy A. Messer, now Mrs. Switzer, of Cheney, came to Spokane Falls by invitation of Miss H. Maria Peet, and Miss Nellie Muzzy, the teacher, for the purpose of giving instruction regarding the nature and
effects of alcoholic liquors to the children. As a result a Band of Hope was organized, the first distinctively temperance society in the county. Mrs. H. T. Cowley was the superintendent. The first Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the county was organized at Cheney by Mrs. Lucy A. Switzer on November 30, 1881. It started with fifteen members, and was officered as follows: Mrs. L. A. Switzer, president ; Mrs. Sallie G. Strong, corresponding secretary; Mrs. A. J. Abernethy, treasurer; Mrs. Mary Meachen, vice-president.

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 Parents:
  John D. Robbins (1813 - 1910)
 
 Spouses:
  Frederic Messer (1840 - 1880)
  William D. Switzer (1841 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Cheney
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 1
 
Created by: JAKE
Record added: Jul 14, 2010
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