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Catlettsburg in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mary Elliott Flanery

 
 
Mary Elliott Flanery Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Mary Elliott Flanery Marker, side one
Inscription. The first woman elected to Kentucky legislature, 1921. Mary E. Flanery elected to House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for woman suffrage; was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death, 1933, a bronze marker was placed at her seat, No. 40, in house chamber.

Mary E. Flanery was a journalist, suffragist, and politician. Born 1867 in Carter County (now Elliott County), she wrote for Ashland Daily Independent, 1904-26; also taught in Elliott and Carter counties. Chosen in 1924 as delegate to the Democratic National Convention, New York City. In addition to public life, she and her husband reared five children. Buried, Ashland Cementery.
 
Erected 2004 by Democratic Womans Club of Kentucky, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2136.)
 
Location. 38° 24.959′ N, 82° 35.942′ W. Marker is in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Street and Panola Street, on the right when traveling west on 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2716 Panola St, Catlettsburg KY 41129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile
Mary Elliott Flanery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Mary Elliott Flanery Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge John M. Elliott (within shouting distance of this marker); Country Music Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1860 (about 500 feet away); Civil War Army Base (about 600 feet away); Dreamland Pool (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Kentucky (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. one mile away in West Virginia); Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlettsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “After women gained suffrage in Kentucky, in 1921, Flanery ran as the Democratic party candidate for a seat in the Kentucky House of Representative from the 89th District representing Boyd County, Kentucky and won by a 250-vote margin. When Flanery took her seat in the lower house of the General Assembly in January 1922, she was the first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the first female legislator elected south of the Mason–Dixon line. As an legislator, Flanery continued her advocacy for women’s rights. She urged her colleagues to change legislation about marriage and divorce, and to implement the federal Shepard-Towner Maternity Act, a progressive era program that provided medical care to pregnant women and their children.” (Submitted on November 10, 2018.)
Mary Elliott Flanery (1867–1933) image. Click for full size.
Via the Kentucky Digital Library
3. Mary Elliott Flanery (1867–1933)
 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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