Cora Gaines Carrel, a War Memorial

Cora Gaines Carrel, a War Memorial (HM2GZ6)

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N 41° 38.376', W 81° 24.321'

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Cora Gaines Carrel was the first woman to serve on
a city
council in the state of Ohio. Appointed by Mayor Josiah Jordan when the 19th amendmemt to the U.S. Constitution gave women the
right to vote, Carrel pioneered city planning and
ordinances while om the Willoughby city council from
January 1, 1921 until December 31, 1924. A schoolteacher in
her youth, she held every local and state office in the Order
of the Eastern Star, serving as Grand Worthy Matron in the
fraternal organization. Her 1901 book of poems, Buckeye
hailed Ohio's centennial. She was president of the
Cleveland Press Club and active in the Cleveland Women's city
Club and the suffrage movement. A pioneer in Ohio's political
history, she was described as "A kind and generous woman
whose happiness was gained by helping others to be happy."
HM NumberHM2GZ6
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, City of Willoughby and The Ohio History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 466241 N 4609842
Decimal Degrees41.63960000, -81.40535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.376', W 81° 24.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 22.56" N, 81° 24' 19.26" W
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