Agnes Bevan SLOSSON

Female 1878 - 1960  (81 years)


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  • Name Agnes Bevan SLOSSON  [1, 2, 3
    Born 21 May 1878  Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Living with parents in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900  Living with parents in Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1920  Living with husband in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1930  Living with husband in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 31 Jan 1960  Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Western New York Suffragists": She attended the DeLancey School and Geneva High School, as well as St. Margaret's School in Buffalo, New York. She also studied vioce in New York City.

      As a suffragist in Geneva, New York, Lewis was a younger colleague of Elizabeth Smith Miler and Ane Fitzhugh Miller. Largely because of the Millers, Geneva was a hotbed of suffrage activity during the decade in which Lewis married and began her work for the suffrage cause. The Geneva Political Equality Club, which had been founded in 1897, attracted a number of the period's nationally and internationally prominent suffrage speakers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, the Pankhursts from England, Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. From 1898 until 1910, the Club also held a "piazza party" every spring at Lochland, the Millers' lakefront estate. In 1907, the New York State Woman's Suffrage Association met in Geneva, New York.

      Lewis rose to prominence int he regional movement, becoming president of the Ontario County Woman's Suffrage Association. After Suffrage was granted and the League of Women Voters was formed, Lewis became director of New York State's Seventh Region of the League. She was also instrumental in organizing the Geneva Woman's Club upon the demise of the Geneva Political Equality Club in 1917. She acted as president of the Woman's Club for its first four years.
    Person ID I52504  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 

    Father Henry Lawrence SLOSSON,   b. Oct 1842, Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1903, Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Agnes Bevan STACEY,   b. Jul 1846, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1930, Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 03 Dec 1868  Geneva, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    Family ID F05515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alfred George LEWIS,   b. 5 Jul 1879, Buffalo, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1942, Geneva, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1903  Geneva, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 11
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Bell LEWIS,   b. 18 Jul 1904, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1979, Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     2. Alfred George LEWIS,   b. Abt 1908, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Agnes Bevan LEWIS
     4. Elizabeth LEWIS,   b. Abt 1917, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F06355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1878 - Geneva, Ontario County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1903 - Geneva, Ontario County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Living with husband in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Living with husband in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jan 1960 - Geneva, Ontario County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Agnes Bevan Slosson Lewis Obituary
    Agnes Bevan Slosson Lewis Obituary
    Agnes B. Slosson is the wife of Alfred G. Lewis. She was a prominent pioneer leader in the Woman's Suffrage movement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01649] A Genealogical Memoir of Nathaniel Slosson of Kent & His Descendants, 1696-1872.

    2. [S03571] Western New York Suffragists.

    3. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    4. [S8383] Obituary Notice for Agnes B. Slosson Lewis.

    5. [S00626] 1880 Census Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

    6. [S00851] 1900 Census Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

    7. [S01267] 1920 Census Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

    8. [S01498] 1930 Census Geneva, Ontario County, New York.

    9. [S03338] Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jan 6, 2001

    10. [S03340] Slosson Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson.

    11. [S8384] Obituary Notice for Alfred George Lewis.