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Frances Jennings Casement
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1840
Painesville
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1928

Suffragette. Born in Painesville Ohio, she was the only daughter of Charles C. and Mehetable (Park) Jennings. Her father, a well known abolitionist, was a teacher in the Painesville Public School system.

Frances Jennings graduated from the Painesville Academy in 1852, and in 1856 she completed her education at the Willoughby Female Seminary. On October 15, 1857, she married John Stephen Casement who was instrumental in the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Mrs. Casement met Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton while visiting her husband in Wyoming in 1870, and became interested in women's suffrage. She organized the Equal Rights Organization of Painesville in 1883, and served as president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association from 1885 until 1888. She attempted to bridge some of the differences that caused dissension between the two major national suffragist societies of the time, the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. These organizations united in 1890 to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association, incorporating many of her ideas.

Frances Jennings Casement was honored by the NAWSA in 1920 as a pioneer in the women's movement, recognizing her as a leader before 1880. She was active in women's causes related to labor and education until her death eight years after women were granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment. In 2001, Frances Jennings Casement was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles C. Jennings (1809 - 1876)
  Mehetabel M. Park Jennings (1815 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  John Stephen Casement (1829 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Dan Dillon Casement (1868 - 1953)*
 
 Sibling:
  Climena C. Jennings Clark (1833 - 1885)**
  Frances Jennings Casement (1840 - 1928)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Painesville
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec 10, Row 21, grave 2
 
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Apr 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14046021
Frances <i>Jennings</i> Casement
Added by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
 
Frances <i>Jennings</i> Casement
Added by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
 
Frances <i>Jennings</i> Casement
Added by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
 
 
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