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Eva Selina Gore-Booth
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Birth: May 22, 1870
County Sligo, Ireland
Death: Jun. 30, 1926, England

Eva was a poet, publisher and suffragist. Her father was Sir Henry Gore-Booth a wealthy landowner and Lady Gore-Booth's ancestry was an impressive slice of Anglo-Irish nobility. During her childhood and young adulthood she and her sister, Constance Markievicz, occupied their time with painting, reading and writing. They were of privileged up bringing and they mingled within higher social circles. During the famine in 1879-80 their family gave out free food to all and administered to the sick. This must have affected Eva and her sister. She traveled with her father to West Indies and America and in 1896 she traveled with her mother to Italy. She and her sister Constance in 1896 arranged a suffrage meeting. Their suffrage society was only the third in the country outside Dublin in 1896. During this time is when she traveled with her mother to Italy so Eva could recuperate from the illness of consumption. While in Italy at George MacDonald's villa, she met Esther Roper. Both were recovering from consumption and the two bonded while walking and talking together in the hills of Bordigera and by the sea. When it was time for Eva to go home, she decided instead of returning to Ireland to join Esther in a new life in Manchester, England.They worked for the improvement of factory workers, women's rights, prison reform and the welfare of children. They were members of the suffrage movement and both actively involved in the trade union movement. Also campaigned for the rights of women circus performers, barmaids and the flower sellers of Oxford Circus. They founded the journal "Urania" in 1915 of which they shared their ideas of life and love. In 1921 they moved to Hampstead and soon Eva's health declined so she devoted more of her time on writing of her poems. For thirty years they were together in a loving caring relationship until Eva's death from cancer, of the bowel, on June 30 1926. After her death, Esther collected many of her poems for publication and wrote a biographical introduction to them. She also published Eva's sister Constance's letters to her while in prison in 1932. (Constance was in prison for her involvement in the Easter Uprising, in 1916 Ireland.) After twelve years Esther rejoined her companion in 1938. They were buried together under the same headstone in the Churchyard of St. John's Church of Hampstead, London, England. 
 
Burial:
St John-at-Hampstead Churchyard
Hampstead
London Borough of Camden
Greater London, England
Plot: B 27
 
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Record added: May 05, 2006
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Eva Selina Gore-Booth
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Eva Selina Gore-Booth
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Eva Selina Gore-Booth
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