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May Wright Sewell

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 20, 2019
1. May Wright Sewell Marker
Inscription.  Born in Wisconsin, May Wright Sewall earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Western Female College in Illinois. In the early 1870s, she moved with her first husband to Franklin, Ind., where she became a high school principal. He died three years after they married. In 1880, she married second husband Thomas L. Sewall, founder of the Indianapolis Classical School for Boys. In 1882, the couple opened the prestigious Classical School for Girls, which prepared young women to attend eastern colleges.

May Sewall helped found the Equal Suffrage Society of Indianapolis. She was a leader in the National Woman's Suffrage Association and the National Council of Women of the United States.

Sewall contributed to the civic and social life of Indianapolis. She was co-founder of the Indianapolis Woman's Club and charter member of the Art Association. She conceived the idea for the Indianapolis Propylaeum, a club owned and managed by women.

She became interested in the peace movement in the 1890s. For many years, she wrote and gave speeches on international understanding and cooperation.
 
Topics and series. This historical
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 20, 2019
2. May Wright Sewell Marker
marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.855′ N, 86° 9.624′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on West Georgia Street west of South Illinois Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Illinois Street, Indianapolis IN 46225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Dirt & Gravel to Granite & Steel (a few steps from this marker); Booth Tarkington (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Severin (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Tecumseh (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rost Jewelry Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Deschler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.L. "Wes" Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Elmo Steak House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
May Wright Sewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 20, 2019
3. May Wright Sewell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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