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Susan Brownell Anthony

1820-1906
Susan B. Anthony
c. bet 1890 - 1906
Source: Library of Congress

Obituary of Susan B. Anthony
The long and eventual life of Susan B. Anthony closed at 12:40 o'clock, this Tuesday morning. The end came peacefully. Miss Anthony had been unconscious practically for twenty four hours, and her death had been momentarily expected since Sunday night. Only her wonderful constitution kept her alive. Dr. Ricker, her attending physician, said Miss Anthony died of heart failure, induced by pneumonia. She had serious valvular heart trouble for the last six or seven years. Her lungs were practically clear, and the pneumonia had yielded to treatment, but the weakness of her heart prevented her recovery.
Miss Anthony was taken ill while on her way home from the national suffrage convention in Baltimore. She stopped in New York, where a banquet was to be given February 20 in honor of her 86th birthday, but she had an attack of neuralgia on the 18th. Pneumonia developed after her arrival here and on March 5 both lungs became affected. Last week she seemed to improve and her friends hoped she was out of danger. Then came an attack of heart failure Sunday afternoon, following which, she sank into unconsciousness. From that time on almost the only sign of life manifested was a feeble pulse beat and the labored breathing.
Miss Anthony lived to see a decided change in sentiment from the time, in the winter of 1861, when she was hissed and hooted when she attempted to give a lecture on abolition. That lecture tour, which started in Buffalo, was a series of riots, but Miss Anthony never flinched. The insults heaped upon her culminated in Syracuse, where she was egged, and burned in effigy. Her life for the past few years had been in strong contrast to those stormy times. She lived with her sister, Miss Mary Anthony.
This morning the following named nieces arrived at her bedside: Mrs. George L. Baker of Chicago; Miss Lucy E. Anthony of Philadelphia, private secretary to Dr. Anna Shaw; Mrs. Alvin T Jones of Philadelphia.
Last night in a delirium, Miss Anthony spoke of the work in Oregon where the battle for woman sufferage is now being waged. Shortly afterward she sank into a stupor.
D. R. Anthony, Jr., editor of the Leavenworth Times, nephew of Miss Anthony and his mother, Mrs. D.R. Anthony, Sr., left for Rochester this afternoon.

[Source: "Nonpareil", Council Bluffs, Iowa, pub. March 13, 1906, submitted by Ann]

Susan Brownell Anthony
Susan Brownell Anthony
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Source: Library of Congress



 


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