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Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg

1861-1929

 

— Progressive Activist —

 
Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
1. Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg Marker
Inscription.  Daughter of prominent civic leader Colonel John Thomas, Alexander-Bahrenburg in 1887 took over management of Belleville Citizen's Horse Railway. In 1900 she was elected one of the first female trustees of the University of Illinois. She became in 1915 the national president of the Woman's Relief Corps, the auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic that advocated for Union veterans of the Civil War and promoted patriotism. Devotion to woman's suffrage led her to organize the Belleville Civic League and to hold leadership positions in the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She tirelessly urged city government to impose and enforce Prohibition laws.
 
Erected 2018 by Belleville Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.827′ N, 89° 59.069′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in
Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
2. Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg Marker
In front of St. Clair County Annex building
St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Illinois Street (Illinois Route 159), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of the St. Clair Annex building, with other Belleville Walk of Fame plaques at the northwest quadrant of Belleville Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Public Square, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth A. Sterling (here, next to this marker); Christian "Buddy" Ebsen (here, next to this marker); Robert "Bob" Goalby (here, next to this marker); Julius Liese (here, next to this marker); George Blair (here, next to this marker); Edward A. Daley (here, next to this marker); Gustavus P. Koerner/Sophia Engelmann Koerner (here, next to this marker); Ninian Edwards (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
More about this marker. The plaque, along with Les Mueller's, was dedicated on October 6, 2018.
 
Also see . . .  Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenberg on Wikipedia. In addition to her achievements mentioned on the marker, her Wiki gives more detail. (Submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg image. Click for full size.
By University of Illinois, 1912
3. Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg
From The Illio, the University's yearbook. Public domain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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