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Dorothy May Day

  • Birth 8 Nov 1897 Bath Beach, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 29 Nov 1980 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Pleasant Plains, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 10
  • Memorial ID 6246009

Suffragette, Social Reformer. She was arrested and beaten for picketing on behalf of suffrage in 1917 and was imprisoned eight times in her life for championing her causes. A convert to Catholicism, she was also the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and had hoped to launch a sort of Catholic communal society. There is a collection of Catholic Worker papers housed at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: mj
  • Added: 9 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6246009
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy May Day (8 Nov 1897–29 Nov 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6246009, citing Cemetery of the Resurrection, Pleasant Plains, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .