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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Birth: Nov. 12, 1815
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Social Reformer. She was a leading figure of the women's rights movement in the United States. Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Lucretia Mott was the primary organizer of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. She was the mother of seven children which limited her early activism but managed during their rearing to polish her own writing while composing the important documents and speeches for the movement. She was born in Johnstown, New York into a family of 11 and the 7th born to Margaret Livingston and Judge Daniel Cady. Elizabeth received her formal education at the Johnstown Academy and at Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary but acquired much legal education at home from her father, who trained many lawyers Her marriage to the antislavery orator Henry B. Stanton introduced her to many people involved in the rights struggle. One in particular was to Susan B. Anthony which began a lifetime of collaboration in civil rights causes. Anthony single, was free to travel and stump for change, while Stanton wrote and devised ways to educate and agitate for winning support for reform.. Finally free to travel, she became one of the best known women in the United States. As President of the National Woman Suffrage Association, she was an outspoken social and political commentator, who debated major political and legal questions facing the U.S. She toured the nation as a lecturer speaking on topics like maternity, the woman's crusade against liquor, child rearing , divorce law and constitutional questions. Creeping old age saw her give up the Presidency of the National Woman Suffrage Association and turn the mantel over to Susan Anthony. In retirement her focus was on writing. Two weeks before her 87th birthday, Stanton died of heart failure in her apartment in New York City that she shared with two of her grown children. At her funeral the table upon which the 'Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States' which Stanton had written at Seneca Falls and signed was placed beside her casket. It now is on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Postscript: In retirement she produced her greatest legacies, a three volume "History of Woman Suffrage' with Susan Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage collaborating. She addressed the unjust treatment woman received in organized religion with the publishing of her controversial book 'Woman's Bible' affirming her own faith in a secular state while urging women to recognize how masculine theology obstructed their chances for achievement and advancement toward independence. She was instrumental in the passage of the Married Woman's Property Act in New York. This act allowed women to be able to have custody of their children, hold property, make contracts, keep their own earnings and inheritance and sue in court. She was the first woman given permission to speak in front of the New York Legislature. However, she died 17 years before the nation wide Women's Suffrage Amendment passed in 1919. A World War II troop transport was named for her: USS Elizabeth C. Stanton (AP-69). And a bit of trivia: Women rights are still a topic. When the 19th amendment was ratified, a statue of the three movement's leaders was erected in the Capitol rotunda. It was later moved to storage, then resurrected on the first floor. Many attempts have been blocked to move the monument back to the Rotunda the last by Newt Gingrich in 1995 but it finally made its way back to its original resting place in 1997 to the Capitol rotunda. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
Family links: 
  Daniel Cady (1773 - 1859)
  Margaret Livingston Cady (1784 - 1871)
  Henry Brewster Stanton (1805 - 1887)*
  Daniel Cady Stanton (1842 - 1891)*
  Henry Stanton (1844 - 1903)*
  Gerrit Smith Stanton (1845 - 1927)*
  Theodore Stanton (1851 - 1926)*
  Margaret Livingston Stanton Lawrence (1852 - 1930)*
  Hariotte Eaton Stanton Blatch (1856 - 1940)*
  Robert Livingston Stanton (1859 - 1919)*
  Tryphenia Cady Bayard (1804 - 1891)*
  Harriet Eliza Cady Eaton (1810 - 1894)*
  Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Lake Section, #48
GPS (lat/lon): 40.89167, -73.86995
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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