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Katharine Martha "Kit" Houghton Hepburn
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1878
Death: Mar. 17, 1951

Born in Corning, Steuben Co., NY
Katharine was a daughter of Caroline Garlinghouse and Alfred Augustus Houghton.

Wife of Thomas Norval Hepburn, Mother of Richard, Thomas,Robert,
Marion, Margaret, and actress Katharine Hepburn.

Hepburn co-founded the Hartford Equal Franchise League in 1913, a group that eventually numbered between 20,000-30,000 members. She later became President of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, an affiliate of the NAWSA, actively speaking as a representative of women who were mothers as well as suffragists. In September 1917, inspired by the arrests of the White House pickets, she resigned from the Connecticut organization and joined the National Woman's Party. By November 1917 she was on the NWP's National Executive Committee, where she continued to make public appearances on behalf of the cause.

Died in West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

She was a prominent leader in the fight for birth control. In 1916 she joined
the American Birth Control League and for many years served as its legislative
chair, speaking at rallies and before the U.S. Senate. This organization was the
forerunner of today's Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Died in West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Augustus Houghton (1851 - 1892)
  Caroline garlinghouse houghton (1856 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Norval Hepburn (1879 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Houghton Hepburn (1905 - 1921)*
  Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)*
  Richard Houghton Hepburn (1911 - 2000)*
  Robert Houghton Hepburn (1913 - 2007)*
  Marion Houghton Hepburn Grant (1918 - 1986)*
  Margaret Houghton Hepburn Perry (1920 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Henry Arthur Gaugert
Record added: Sep 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7871150
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Because We Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today Kit, Rest in Peace.
- Robert David Miller
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