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 Phoebe Wilson Couzins

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Phoebe Wilson Couzins

  • Birth 8 Sep 1842 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1913 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 117, Lot 919
  • Memorial ID 22856

A lawyer & suffragist, Couzins was the first Missouri woman to graduate from law school (1871), the second to be admitted to a bar association & the third allowed to practice law nationwide. She was a member of the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri & served as a delegate to the American Equal Rights Association convention in 1869. She joined with Elizabeth Stanton to form the more radical National Woman Suffrage Association. She was also the first female U.S. marshal & was buried with her U.S. marshal's badge pinned to her chest.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22856
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phoebe Wilson Couzins (8 Sep 1842–6 Dec 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22856, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .