Friday, October 9, 2020

Long Beach History Minute: Virtual Cemetery Tour of Suffragists of Early Long Beach




 

Come Visit Our Virtual Cemetery of Suffragists of Early Long Beach

Click here to enter our Virtual Cemetery

We have compiled our own virtual cemetery. We tried to gather as many of the suffragists of early Long Beach in one spot. Some were buried in Long Beach, others in Los Angeles county and still others in other states.

It is difficult tracking burial sites for women who died before the 1970s because most newspaper accounts only include the name of the husband: i.e. Mrs. C.H. Spence. To find this suffragist, one must find the records of her husband and then trace where she was buried. Consequently, many suffragists were not found. 

Take a moment and visit them and say "thank you." It is because of them and so many others that women won their right to vote!




Sunday, August 23, 2020

1911: The Long Beach Suffrage Society

Take a moment to view this Long Beach History Minute about how in 1911, women formed the Long Beach Suffrage Society. As a result, the Suffrage Society organized precinct suffrage teas and gave men rides to the polls in their automobiles. Long Beach helped carry Southern California and women won the right to vote in California in 1911. On October 13, 1911, it was a Long Beach resident, Charlotte Carlin, who became the first woman to register to vote in Los Angeles County.