Lucy Hawley Calkins, 1864-1940

Recognizing Tompkins County's Suffrage Pioneers (2020 Historic Brochure Edition)

Lucy Hawley Calkins, 1864-1940

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


From a reform-minded family, Lucy Calkins came to Ithaca in 1895, when her husband became president of the Ithaca Salt Company, living at 310 N. Albany Street (now demolished). She supported temperance and suffrage, becoming one of the founding members and president of the Political Study Club. Calkins hosted meetings in her home and spoke throughout the county. She was a New York delegate at National American Woman Suffrage meetings in 1898, 1908, and 1913; chaired the Tax Suffrage Standing Committee of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association in 1913; led the Tompkins County Woman Suffrage Association, the Board of Child Welfare, and the City Federation of Women’s Clubs, and was the second president of the Tompkins County League of Women Voters, about which she wrote a short history.


IMAGE: Image from 'Achieving Beulah Land' pg. 73 - List of original members of the Political Study Club, March 14th 1899.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Recognizing Tompkins County's Suffrage Pioneers (2020 Historic Brochure Edition)


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