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 Jessie H. <I>Daniel</I> Ames

Jessie H. Daniel Ames

Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Feb 1972 (aged 88)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Plot Division T.
Memorial ID 8396100 · View Source
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Jessie was the daughter of James M. Daniel and Laura M. Leonard. She married Dr. Roger Post Ames.

The following was contributed by Keith Peterson:

Jessie Daniel Ames Marker erected 1988 by the Texas Historical Commission [marker no. 13878]:

"A native of Palestine, Texas, Jessie Daniel came to Georgetown in 1893. She graduated from Southwestern University in 1902. In 1904 she moved to Laredo, where she married Roger Post Ames (d. 1914), and Army surgeon. They were the parents of three children.

Following her husband's death, Jessie operated the Georgetown Telephone Company with her mother and became active in civic projects, including the Woman's Club. She joined the Texas Equal Suffrage Association and worked to acquire voting rights for women. She led a large group of women to the Williamson County Courthouse to register to vote for the first time in 1918. The Texas Equal Suffrage Association reorganized as the Texas League of Women Voters in 1919, and she served as its first president until 1924.

A champion of civil rights causes, Ames was active in the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Opposed to the use of chivalry as a justification for lynching, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and formed the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching in 1930. She retired in 1944 and moved to Tryon, North Carolina. Ames later returned to central Texas and died in an Austin nursing home in 1972. She is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown."

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Gravesite Details Heartfelt thanks to John Christeson for creating this memorial and the gravestone images, and to George Seitz for the portrait.





  • Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
  • Originally Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 17 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8396100
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jessie H. Daniel Ames (2 Nov 1883–21 Feb 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8396100, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joseph R. Klett (contributor 47554493) .