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Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader

 
 
Madeline M. Breckinridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
1. Madeline M. Breckinridge Marker
Inscription.
Madeline M. Breckinridge

This descendant of Henry Clay and Ephraim McDowell was born 1872 in Franklin Co.; grew up at "Ashland," Clay's home; and married Desha Breckinridge, editor of Lexington Herald. Ill with tuberculosis, she promoted its treatment and cure; advanced educational opportunities for poor children in Lexington and entire state; and helped gain voting rights for women. Over.

Kentucky Suffrage Leader

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge saw woman suffrage as a way to advance social reform. Served as pres. of Ky. Equal Rights Assoc. 1912-15 and 1919-20; vice pres. of National American Woman Suffrage Assoc., 1913-15. Ratification of 19th amendment by Ky. legislature, 1920, largely credited to her efforts. She died same year, after amendment passed. Buried in Lexington Cem.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1876.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.745′ N, 84° 28.824′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Sycamore Road just from Richmond Road. Click for map. "Ashland,"
Kentucky Suffrage Leader Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Kentucky Suffrage Leader Marker
the estate of Henry Clay, Lexington. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Ashland" (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action At "Ashland" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away); Ashland Park / Olmsted Brothers In KY (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lexington (approx. one mile away); William S. Farish (approx. one mile away); Robert A. Alexander (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
Madeline M. Breckinridge Marker at Ashland image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
3. Madeline M. Breckinridge Marker at Ashland
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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