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date: 03 March 2021

Freeman, Elisabethlocked

(12 Sept. 1876–27 Feb. 1942)
  • Peg Johnston


Freeman, Elisabeth (12 Sept. 1876–27 Feb. 1942), suffragist and civil rights activist, was born Sara Elisabeth Freeman in Chesterfield, England, to Mary Hall Freeman and John Francis Freeman. She came to the United States with her mother, sister Clara Jane, and brother John Francis at an early age. Her mother worked at St. Johnland Orphanage on Long Island, New York, and the children were placed there for a time, which they found odious. Jane became a portrait painter in New York and Rockport, Massachusetts, and John became a union typesetter for the ...

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