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Dodge, Josephine Marshall Jewell (11 February 1855–06 March 1928), leader in the day-nursery movement and antisuffragist, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Marshall Jewell, a successful businessman, and Esther Dickinson, an early suffragist. Her father was elected governor of Connecticut three times and was appointed by President ...

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Putnam, Elizabeth Lowell (02 February 1862–05 June 1935), pioneer in prenatal care, antisuffragist, and conservative political activist, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of Augustus Lowell and Katharine Lawrence. From early childhood until age five she lived with her family in France. In 1888 she married a noted Boston lawyer and a distant cousin, William Lowell Putnam. The Putnams had five children. Their daughter Harriet died of impure milk at age two, and her death was probably the catalyst for Putnam’s long commitment to infant and maternal health and welfare....