Louisa Bouknight Poppenheim

Louisa Bouknight Poppenheim

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 4 Mar 1957 (aged 88)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
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Miss Louisa Poppenheim has been distinguished for her versatile gifts of intellect and heart and her deep and vital interest in movements of a social, economic and educational nature. Either of the sisters had they felt they could best serve the world in that way might have gained a high place among the literary women of America. They managed and edited the Keystone, a monthly magazine devoted to women's organizations, for thirteen years. Miss Louisa was chairman of the first municipal playgrounds in Charleston, founder of the City Federation of Women's Clubs and its president for nine years, one of the organizers of the Civic Club, president of the Century Club for five years, a charter member of the Young Women's Christian Association, the South Carolina Audubon Society, the corresponding secretary of the Society of Pioneer Workers, an honorary member of the Society of American Women in London, a member of Rebecca Motte Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Charleston Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Vassar Alumnae, Historical Association, Ladies Benevolent Society, Carolina Art Association, Charleston Country Club, was president in 1900-02 of the South Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, from 1902 to 1904 was corresponding secretary of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and president of the Students Association, of Vassar College in 1889, the highest honor in the gift of the college, and marshal for Vassar Commencement, 1914. She has contributed a number of short articles to different publications. As a result of her untiring and persistent efforts a white matron was installed in the police station and in Charleston County Jail.
Excerpt from "History of South Carolina"
By Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler




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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louisa Bouknight Poppenheim (13 Dec 1868–4 Mar 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25694098, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Eve (contributor 47114821) .