Harriet LaFetra (1823-1906)
Women’s Heritage Trail
—Shrewsbury Friends Meeting and Cemetery —
The petition was acknowledged and denied by the New Jersey Assembly in their 1857 Report of the NJ Assembly Committee on Women’s Rights.
“The majority of the Special Committee, to whom was referred the petition of Harriet M. Lafetra and others, inhabitants
(Inscription in the boxes on the left)
Top box-The Shrewsbury Friends Meeting and Cemetery is the burial site of Harriet Lafetra, a Monmouth County Hicksite Quaker who petitioned that state legislature for the legal equality of women with men under New Jersey Law. Because of her integral role in the Women’s Reform Movement, Ms. Lafetra is on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail.
Bottom box-The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contribution women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to live the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by New Jersey Historic Trust-Historic Preservation Office.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quaker Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); This Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriot Isle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 400 feet away); Myer Park (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dunwoody Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Soldiers Park (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shrewsbury.
Also see . . . Harriet LaFetra - New Jersey Women's History. (Submitted on April 11, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.