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Willoughby in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cora Gaines Carrel

 
 
Cora Gaines Carrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
1. Cora Gaines Carrel Marker
Inscription.  Cora Gaines Carrel was the first woman to serve on a city council in the state of Ohio. Appointed by Mayor Josiah Jordan when the 19th amendmemt to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote, Carrel pioneered city planning and ordinances while om the Willoughby city council from January 1, 1921 until December 31, 1924. A schoolteacher in her youth, she held every local and state office in the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Grand Worthy Matron in the fraternal organization. Her 1901 book of poems, Buckeye Ballads, hailed Ohio’s centennial. She was president of the Cleveland Press Club and active in the Cleveland Women’s city Club and the suffrage movement. A pioneer in Ohio’s political history, she was described as “A kind and generous woman whose happiness was gained by helping others to be happy.”
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, City of Willoughby and The Ohio History Commission. (Marker Number 23-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History
Cora Gaines Carrel Marker at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 5, 2019
2. Cora Gaines Carrel Marker at City Hall
Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 38.376′ N, 81° 24.321′ W. Marker is in Willoughby, Ohio, in Lake County. Memorial is on East Spaulding Street east of Euclid Avenue (Ohio Route 20), on the right when traveling east. It is at the municipal building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E Spaulding St, Willoughby OH 44094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A. Y. Austin Post 74, G.A.R. Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willoughby Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Willoughby Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Willoughby University of Lake Erie Medical College 1834-1847 (about 600 feet away); Four Institutions of Learning (about 700 feet away); Airborne Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kirtland Temple (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mormon Community (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willoughby.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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