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Frontera: Women Suffragists

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Women Suffragists

Critchett, Belle (Mrs. Otis A.)  teacher and national suffragist leader

El Paso Negro Woman’s Civic and Equal Franchise League (NWCEFL)

see also Sampson, Mrs. Maude in Women Activists link.

Hill, Dr. Mattie Foster physician suffragist  See also League of Women Voters below. 

Historical Society archives: 090-2000-007-017  "Dr. Mattie I. Foster Hill listed as one of the Women Physicians in Texas State Journal of Medicine, vo. 12, 1916. Obit in Journal of AMA issue Aug. 7, 1937, died 5/11/1937. Journal AMA form with obit.. Letter to B. Dent 2/26/1998 from Allegheny University-Mattie Hill's obit. Lists; Ida Shope Bishop a physician in EP circa 1900 to 1934; Alice G. Merchant was listed in EP 1906 but not in 1914-no obit found."   

League of Women Voters /  El Paso Equal Franchise League -

  • Check League of Women Voters vertical file at Border Heritage Center (Main Library)
  • Originally El Paso Equal Franchise League -- weekly articles on meetings in the El Paso Herald-Post beginning March 1915.  

Merchant, Alice Dr. -- Notable early leader per League of Women Voters website

Mundy, Mrs. LL (Elizabeth)  organized the EP Chapter of the League of Women Voters 

From Concordia Cemetery, book on reserves  (buried in Concordia)  at one time owned Sunset Heights and most of downtown. The vertical files at Border Heritage Center (Main Library)have a file on Elizabeth Mundy


Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

Research full text of local newspaper articles back to 1881 in this database available to EPCC users and in person in EPCC Libraries: 

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