Blatch, Harriot Stanton
- Marilyn Elizabeth Perry
Blatch, Harriot Stanton (20 January 1856–20 November 1940), woman suffrage leader, was born Harriot Eaton Stanton in Seneca Falls, New York, the daughter of Henry Brewster Stanton, a lawyer, state senator, and abolitionist, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leader in the women’s rights movement. Inspiration germinated within the Stanton household. Elizabeth Cady Stanton had been one of the initiators in writing the Declaration of Sentiments that was presented at the historic first convention for women’s rights held in Seneca Falls in 1848. Harriot, the sixth of seven siblings, idolized her mother, a woman with a great imagination and a good amount of common sense who passed her fervor for the cause of woman suffrage on to her younger daughter....