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Isabelle "Belle" Case La Follette
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1859
Baraboo
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1931
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Lawyer and Women's Suffrage Activist. Wife of Robert "Fighting Bob" M. La Follette. They married on December 31, 1881. In 1885, she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin. Their children were: Flora (aka Fola) Robert Jr., and Phillip. After her husband's death in 1925, his seat in the U.S. Senate was offered to her, but she turned down the golden opportunity to become the first woman Senator, perhaps because it would have upset the very balance between her public and private lives that she is esteemed for.

She died as the result of a punctured intestine and peritonitis following a routine medical exam 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Anson Titus Case (1837 - 1912)
  Mary C. Nesbit Case (1838 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert M. La Follette (1855 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Flora Dodge La Follette Middleton (1882 - 1970)*
  Flora Dodge La Follette (1882 - 1970)*
  Robert Marion La Follette (1895 - 1953)*
  Philip Fox La Follette (1897 - 1965)*
  Mary Josephine La Follette (1899 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Three infants Case*
  Leroy Harold Case (1855 - 1927)*
  Everett W Case (1857 - 1887)*
  Isabelle Case La Follette (1859 - 1931)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 4
 
Created by: Number1
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20714956
Isabelle Belle <i>Case</i> La Follette
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Isabelle Belle <i>Case</i> La Follette
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Isabelle Belle <i>Case</i> La Follette
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