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Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1815 - 1902

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2012
1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Marker
Pioneer For Women's Rights
Was Born in Cady Home Located
On This Site
Erected By New York State Education Department
And Johnstown Chapter, D.A.R.

Rededicated Sep. 18, 1975

Erected 1937 by New York State Education Department & Johnstown Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1923.
Location. 43° 0.392′ N, 74° 22.358′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Market Street near West Main Street (New York State Route 29/67), on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on one of the stone pilasters of the Bank of America building. The bank is at 51 West Main Street, but the marker faces N. Market Street. . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women's Rights (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (a few steps from
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous
2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Marker
The marker is mounted on the side of the bank, at the base of the second column from the right.
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this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (within shouting distance of this marker); A Military Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); A Colonial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Regarding Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Fulton County's most famous daughter recognized as a child the injustices women in her society had to endure. In Elizabeth's autobiography, she refers to her childhood experiences that "changed considerably the current of my life." She learned about laws that were unfavorable to women in her father's law office, and wanted to cut them out of the law books. It was her father, Judge Daniel Cady, who told her she would have to prepare a speech and go to Albany to talk to legislators if she wanted to make a change. She would do this in 1854 to advocate for women's rights In 1884 she would return to Johnstown with Susan B. Anthony to work
Elizabeth Cady Stanton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
3. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This 1889 portrait of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Anna Elizabeth Klumpke hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a feminist from the start, refusing to include ‘Obey’ in her marriage vows to her husband; and when she spoke of God she used the female pronoun. Stanton helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, which was the founding moment of the American women's rights movement, and she was the longtime president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Although Stanton's goal was to give women political power through the ballot, she spearheaded other feminist goals, such as liberalizing divorce laws and reforming child-rearing methods. But unlike other early feminists, she always insisted on the primacy of women's right to vote over other reform objectives, including abolition. She wrote ‘Our “Pathway” is straight to the ballot box with no variableness nor shadow of turning.’” — National Portrait Gallery
on the third volume of the History of Woman Suffrage. During this time, she and Susan cast votes in the local school board election. It was here in Johnstown that Elizabeth was born, and inspired to work for women's rights, and became a mother herself.
Additional commentary.
1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a primary architect of the suffrage movement, organizer of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. For the next fifty years following the convention, Elizabeth played a significant leadership role in the women's rights movement. Elizabeth and her husband Anthony founded the National Women Suffrage Association to focus exclusively on women's rights and served as president. She was also active and effective in winning property rights for married women, equal guardianship of children,and liberalized divorce laws. Overall, Elizabeth used her brilliance, insightfulness, and eloquence to advocate for many important issues of her time.
    — Submitted October 23, 2012, by Carlesia Young of Benton Harbor, Michgan.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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