Dora Gannet <I>Sedgwick</I> Hazard


Dora Gannet Sedgwick Hazard

Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 30 Jul 1935 (aged 70)
Narragansett Pier, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Sect 15 plot 39
Memorial ID 62359635 View Source
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Daughter of Charles Baldwin Sedgwick, a lawyer from Pompey, and the wife of Frederick Rowland Hazard, son of Rowland Hazard, founder of Solvay Process. In 1887 Hazard established with four friends the Solvay Guild, a social service group and served as its president for 42 years. She aided the late Rev. Dr. F. W. Betts in the Moral Survey crusade. When America entered World War I, she organized the Hazard Hospital Unit, a group of twenty young women who went to London and assisted in the hospital problem. The Huntington Club and Syracuse Memorial Hospital were nearest to her heart.
The daughter of an abolitionist, she was a suffragist and helped establish the National Woman's Party in the central NY area.

Death of Mrs. F. R. Hazard Brings Sorrow to City
Funeral of "First Lady Of Syracuse" To Be Simple
Death Comes to Leader of Philanthropic Work at Narragansett
Rites to Be Thursday
Body Will Be Brought to Syracuse for Burial in Oakwood
Word of the death of Mrs. Dora G. Sedgwick Hazard, "the First Lady of Syracuse," which occurred at her summer home in Narragansett Pier, R. I., Tuesday night, was received in sorrow by thousands of men and women in this city - friends who had known her for her social charm and friends in lowly walks of life who knew her only as a benefactress and lover of humankind.
Her death, dispatches Wednesday said, followed only a few days of critical illness, although her health had been poor for about a dozen years. She was 70.
Her daughters - Mrs. S. Foster Hunt, of Providence, R. I., and Mrs. Martin H. Knapp, of Orchard Road, Solvay, were with her at the end. Two other children survive. They are Miss Katherine Hazard of Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France, and Frederick R. Hazard, of Saunderstown, R. I.
Despite the fact that she was so widely known and beloved and had done so much for the cultural and humanitarian progress of Syracuse, her funeral will be marked by extreme simplicity.
The services will be at Westmoreland Field, her Narragansett Pier home, and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. W. Waldemar W. Argow, pastor of the May Memorial Unitarian Church, at 1 P. M., daylight saving time, Thursday. The body will be brought to Syracuse for burial Friday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Syracuse, New York
The Herald newspaper
Wednesday, July 31, 1935
Page 6, Column 2 (continued on Page 7, Columns 5 thru 8)

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