Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader

Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (HMNY9)

Location: Lexington, KY 40502 Fayette County
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N 38° 1.745', W 84° 28.824'

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Madeline M. Breckinridge

This descendant of Henry Clay and Ephraim McDowell was born 1872 in Franklin Co.; grew up at "Ashland," Clay's home; and married Desha Breckinridge, editor of Lexington Herald. Ill with tuberculosis, she promoted its treatment and cure; advanced educational opportunities for poor children in Lexington and entire state; and helped gain voting rights for women. Over.

Kentucky Suffrage Leader

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge saw woman suffrage as a way to advance social reform. Served as pres. of Ky. Equal Rights Assoc. 1912-15 and 1919-20; vice pres. of National American Woman Suffrage Assoc., 1913-15. Ratification of 19th amendment by Ky. legislature, 1920, largely credited to her efforts. She died same year, after amendment passed. Buried in Lexington Cem.
HM NumberHMNY9
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1876
Year Placed1990
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 721144 N 4212038
Decimal Degrees38.02908333, -84.48040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.745', W 84° 28.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 44.70" N, 84° 28' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1305 Fincastle Rd, Lexington KY 40502, US
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