Zara “Zadie” du Pont

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 13 May 1946 (aged 77)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot SECTION A Lot 217
Memorial ID 68962334 · View Source
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Peppery maverick of the munitions-making clan, longtime champion of child welfare, women's suffrage, and the labor movement. She attended private school in Philadelphia and as an act of defiance, she refused to have a coming-out party typical of other debutantes. She joined the board of the Children's Free Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. In Ohio, she worked with Elizabeth Hauser to include woman suffrage in the new state constitution in 1910. She posed for a full-face photograph publicizing the Votes for Women pageant and parade in New York City and advocated pro-labor policies in the boardroom of the Bethlehem Steel Co. as well as being a signer of a proxy statement against Montgomery Ward's labor policies.



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  • Created by: Glendora
  • Added: 26 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68962334
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zara “Zadie” du Pont (24 Feb 1869–13 May 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68962334, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Glendora (contributor 46931045) .