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 Jessie Belle “Betty” <I>Hardy</I> MacKaye

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Jessie Belle “Betty” Hardy MacKaye

  • Birth Oct 1875 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1921 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 81971033

Met her first husband, F. Gurney Stubbs, when she became the head surgical nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago (he was a physician there). She was a famous suffragist, antiwar activist, and noted for "urging all women to remain unmarried or to refuse to bear children". Her father was quite noteworthy in Chicago as a newspaper reporter for the Chicago Times.

You can read the story of her suicide on the New York Times website:

Her body was cremated at the Fresh Pond Crematory in New York City.

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  • Created by: JanisG
  • Added: 14 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81971033
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jessie Belle “Betty” Hardy MacKaye (Oct 1875–18 Apr 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81971033, ; Maintained by JanisG (contributor 47652946) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.