Rosalie Gardiner <I>Jones</I> Dill


Rosalie Gardiner Jones Dill

Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death Feb 1978 (aged 94–95)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 44097263 View Source
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Rosalie Gardiner Jones (February 24, 1883 - February 1978) was an Oyster Bay socialite and suffragist known as "General Jones".[1] She took part in the 1913 Suffrage Hike.

She was born in 1883 to Mary and Oliver Livingston Jones. She graduated from Adelphi College, then a women's school in Brooklyn, and later graduated from Brooklyn Law School.[1] Jones married Washington Senator Clarence Dill, who sought a divorce from her in 1936; Dill claimed that Jones told his friends that he was "a political coward" for not seeking re-election in 1934, and that she buried dogs and garbage in the backyard.

"A Pioneer for Female Power". Newsday. Retrieved 2009-07-29. "Jones' wealthy parents were Mary and Oliver Livingston Jones, whose main address was on East 72nd Street, but whose summer place was a 1783 home on a huge spread on Cold Spring Road in what is now Laurel Hollow in Oyster Bay. For many years the property was referred to as being located in Cold Spring Harbor. Born in 1883, Jones was educated at Adelphi College, then a women's school in Brooklyn, and later graduated from Brooklyn Law School. Entering the suffrage movement at age 28, Jones, along with a few friends, found herself attracted to the more militant feminists in London who called themselves "suffragettes, rather than the then more genteel American "suffragists. She joined forces with Harriet Stanton Blatch, the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a founder of the suffrage movement."

Biography courtesy of Beverly Martin

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