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16 - Ida B. Wells Marker: 35.008628, -90.185394
12 - Joe Hanover\'s Grave: 35.004691, -90.133896
#4 - Marion Scudder Griffin Memorial: 35.139200, -90.029700
18 - Marion Scudder Griffin Marker: 35.138700, -90.014300
25- Senator Mildred Jolly Lashlee Items: 36.057900, -88.095900
27 - Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson: 36.045400, -88.088500
#2 - Lide Meriwether\'s Grave: 35.130900, -90.029200
17 - Mary Church Terrell Marker: 35.139200, -90.048300
23 - Sue Shelton White\'s Papers: 35.614900, -88.811000
20 - Memphis and Shelby County Public Library: 35.126600, -89.939800
13 - Arlington Cemetery: 35.273500, -89.650700
#6 - The Church Family Mausoleum at Elmwood: 35.139200, -90.029700
10 - Maxine Smith Grave: 36.165892, -86.784286
#5 - Mayor Edward Hull Crump Gravsite: 35.139200, -90.029700
15 - Elizabeth Avery Meriwether Marker: 35.156500, -90.049700
19 - Proposed Memphis Suffrage Monument: 35.149500, -90.049000
21 - Sue Shelton White Statue - In front of Jackson City Hall: 35.614000, -88.810200
14 - Charl Ormond Williams: 35.273500, -89.650700
11 - Lulu Thomas Colyar Reese\'s Gravesite: 35.052800, -90.025100
22 - Sue Shelton White Law Office and Residence: 35.610400, -88.818400
#7 - Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar Gravesite: 35.139200, -90.029700
26- Mildred Jolly Lashlee Gravesite: 36.058900, -88.097800
28 - Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson\'s Gravesite: 36.058900, -88.097800
#0 - Elmwood Cemetery: 35.130900, -90.029200
#3 - Elizabeth Lyle Saxon: 35.130900, -90.029200
#9 - Frances Grant Loring: 35.130900, -90.029200
#8 - Alma H. Law: 35.130900, -90.029200
24 - Sue Shelton White Park: 35.443400, -88.623700
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#0 - Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery is the resting place for Edward Hull Crump, Marion Scudder Griffin, The Church Family Mausoleum, Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar, Lide Smith Meriwether, Elizabeth Lyle Saxon, Alma Law, Maxine Smith, and Frances Loring. 
824 South Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#2 - Lide Meriwether's Grave
Lide Meriwether's Grave

Lide Smith Meriwether of Memphis — Sister-in-law of Elizabeth Avery Meriwether, she campaigned vigorously for social reform, temperance and woman suffrage. A founder and president of Tennessee's first Equal Suffrage Society in Memphis in 1889. She succeeded Elizabeth Lisle Saxon as president of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association, and was named "Honorary President for Life" in 1900.

824 South Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#3 - Elizabeth Lyle Saxon

Elizabeth Lyle Saxon is buried in Elmwood Cemetery

Elizabeth Lyle Saxon of Memphis — One of the state's earliest suffrage advocates. In 1885, the National Woman Suffrage Association appointed her president of the yet-to-be-organized Tennessee Suffrage Association, a post she later relinquished to Lide Meriwether. She moved to Washington state where she continued her work for women's rights.

824 South Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#4 - Marion Scudder Griffin Memorial

Marion Scudder Griffin Gravesite in Elmwood Cemetery 

Marion Scudder Griffin of Memphis and Bolivar — An ardent advocate of women's rights and suffrage, she served in 1899 as a law clerk in the Memphis office of Judge Thomas M. Scruggs. She was certified by two sitting judges to practice law on February 15, 1900, but she was barred from the legal profession on the basis of her sex. After a lengthy campaign for a state law enabling women to practice law, a bill was passed on February 13, 1907, and M. Griffin was licensed and enrolled as a member of the Memphis bar on July 1, 1907, thus becoming the first woman licensed as an attorney in Tennessee. She ran for the state House of Representatives and was elected in 1922 to the 63rd Assembly, where she headed the Social Welfare Committee and sponsored legislation benefitting the lives of women and children.

824 Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#5 - Mayor Edward Hull Crump Gravsite

Mayor Edward Hull Crump Gravesite located in Elmwood Cemetery. Mayor Crump was a strong supporter of women winning the right to vote. 

Edward Hull Crump of Memphis — Mayor of Memphis and influential political "boss" of Shelby County. Strongly favored equal suffrage as early as 1913 in special suffrage edition of The News-Scimitar. Helped send unanimous
pro-ratification Shelby delegation to the special session, 1920. Member of Men'sRatification Committee, 1920.

824 Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#6 - The Church Family Mausoleum at Elmwood

 

Even though Mary Church Terrell isn't buried in Elmwood, she came from a prestigious family who were significant in Memphis' history. Her historical marker is at Beale Street.
824 Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#7 - Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar Gravesite

Senator Kenneth McKellar's grave is located in Elmwood Cemetery.

Kenneth D. McKellar of Memphis — Attorney and influential pro-suffrage Democrat. Spoke at 1915 suffrage rally in Memphis, predicting women would improve politics and saying that working women needed the ballot for their
own protection. As the U.S. Senator from Tennessee, he voted for federal suffrage amendment in Congress in 1918; received a telegram inAugust, 1920, in San Francisco (where he was vacationing) from President Wilson, instructing him to "go to Tennessee and aid in getting the Tennessee Legislature to ratify the Amendment." He departed for Nashville and was a key strategist for ratification during the special session.

824 Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#8 - Alma H. Law

 

Alma H. Law is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.  She was the first female on the old Shelby County Quarterly Court and will be featured on the Memphis Suffrage Monument as an "Equality Trailblazer".

824 South Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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#9 - Frances Grant Loring

Frances Loring is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. 

Frances Grant Loring will be featured on the Memphis Suffrage Monument as an "Equality Trailblazer."
824 South Dudley Street Tennessee, United States of America
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10 - Maxine Smith Grave

Maxine Smith Grave at Elmwood Cemetery

Maxine A. Smith will be featured on the Memphis Suffrage Monument as an "Equality Trailblazer" whose career was made possible by the suffragists' victory.

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