Clarina Irene <I>Howard</I> Nichols

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols

Birth
Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 11 Jan 1885 (aged 74)
Pomo, Mendocino County, California, USA
Burial Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 16797977 · View Source
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Born 1810 in Townshend, Windham County, Vermont. She divorced her first husband JUSTIN CARPENTER, 16 Feb. 1843, with whom she had three children, BIRSHA, CHAPIN and AURELIUS. She then became a newspaper reporter and publisher in Windham County. She became interested in the Suffrage movement at that time and became nationally known. She moved to Kansas in the 1850s with her second husband, GEORGE W. NICHOLS, who soon died. CLARINA became very active in suffrage in the state of Kansas and also worked against slavery. She worked as a reporter during these years. Kansas became a major battleground for women's suffrage and CLARINA was joined in 1867 by SUSAN B. ANTHONY, LUCY STONE, OLYMPIA BROWN and ELIZABETH CADY STANTON in the Kansas campaign for equal suffrage, but the state would wait until 1912 for women to get the vote.
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The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas,
Kansas Historical Quarterly, Summer 1973 The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarina Irene Howard Nichols (25 Jan 1810–11 Jan 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16797977, citing Potter Valley Cemetery, Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .