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Abigail Scott Duniway
Birth: Oct. 22, 1834
Death: Oct. 11, 1915

Abigail Scott was born Oct 22, 1834 on the family farm near Groveland, Illinois. Her parents led the family on the Oregon Trail in 1852. Her mother and youngest brother died on the trail, when Abigail was 17. She taught school until her marriage to Benjamin Duniway in 1853. In 1862 an accident left her husband unable to work, and Abigail Scott Duniway returned to teaching and opened a retail store in Albany, Oregon. The experience of running a household heightened her awareness of legal inequalities against women. She moved her family to Portland, Oregon in 1871 and began publishing the New Northwest, a weekly newspaper that ran from 1871 to 1887, and demanded equal rights for women. As a pioneer, Duniway knew the women had been equal partners in establishing their communities with their husbands! In 1873 Duniway helped found the Oregon State Women Suffrage Association, and she regularly lectured in the Northwest. Her efforts - despite the outspoken opposition of her brother and editor of The Oregonian, Harvey W. Scott - helped women get the vote in Idaho is 1896, in Washington in 1910 and in Oregon in 1912. Abigail Scott Duniway penned her life story in 1914, Path Breaking. She also authored 2 novels and many poems. Abigail Scott Duniway died October 11, 1915 and her ashes are interred in the grave of her daughter, Clara Belle Duniway Stearns.  (bio by: RB) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Tucker Scott (1809 - 1880)
  Ann Roelofson Scott (1811 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Charles Duniway (1830 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Clara Belle Duniway Stearns (1854 - 1886)*
  Willis Scott Duniway (1856 - 1913)*
  Hubert Ray Duniway (1859 - 1938)*
  Wilkie Collins Duniway (1861 - 1927)*
  Clyde Augustus Duniway (1866 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Lawrence Scott (1831 - 1833)*
  Mary Frances Scott Cook (1833 - 1930)*
  Abigail Scott Duniway (1834 - 1915)
  Margaret Ann Scott Fearnside (1836 - 1865)*
  Harvey Whitefield Scott (1838 - 1910)*
  Catherine Amanda Scott Coburn (1839 - 1913)*
  Harriet Louise Scott McCord Palmer (1841 - 1930)*
  John Henry Scott (1843 - 1862)*
  Edward Scott (1845 - 1845)*
  Sarah "Maria" Scott Kelty (1847 - 1901)*
  William Neill Scott (1848 - 1852)*
  Alice Scott (1851 - 1851)*
  Ellen Rhoda Scott LaTourette (1855 - 1943)**
  Ward Beecher Scott (1863 - 1895)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: RB
Record added: Nov 12, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5954241
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