Catherine M. Flanagan

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Catherine Mary Leary (Flanagan)

Geburtsort: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Tod 03 August 1927 (38)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika) (hemorrhage caused by an ectopic pregnancy)

Tochter von John James Flanagan und Bridget Elizabeth Haran
Ehefrau von William Henry Leary
Mutter von Peter Flanagan Leary und Catherine Patricia McDonald

Beruf: Suffragist
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About Catherine M. Flanagan

Catherine M. Flanagan was a notable Irish-American suffragist, born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut by Irish republicans who had fled Ireland as political exiles.

Flanagan was secretary of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association but was more militant than many of her peers. She participated in the August 1917 pickets at the White House and, upon arrest, declined to pay her fine, opting to instead spend 30 days in Virginia's notorious Occoquan Workhouse. While imprisoned, she continued to protest, asking politicians to support the internees and give them better conditions.

Upon returning to Connecticut, Flanagan and the other more militant members of the CWSA broke off and formed the Connecticut chapter of the National Woman's Party, serving as state and eventually national organizer. She travelled the country, organizing militant women's organizations and shepherding state-by-state ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nationwide. (Of note, many groups of women, particularly women of color, would remain disenfranchised for decades.)

In recognition of her suffragist activities, Flanagan was chosen to deliver Connecticut's document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the State Department in 1920.

Following the achievement of (some) women's suffrage, Flanagan became one of the primary campaigners for the U.S. to recognize the Republic of Ireland.

Flanagan moved to Utah and in 1921 married William Leary, with whom she had one son and one daughter. She died there in 1927, from complications of an ectopic pregnancy.


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  • Marino, Kelly. "Biographical Sketch of Catherine M. Flanagan." Militant Women Suffragists, published 2015. < link > Accessed 20 August 2021.
  • Woodward, Walter." "August 17: Catherine Flanagan's Two Very Different Trips To Washington." Today in Connecticut History, published 17 August 2021. < link > Accessed 20 August 2021.
  • Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Aug 20 2021, 19:02:51 UTC
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Lebenslinie von Catherine M. Flanagan

19 August 1888
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
2 November 1922
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of America
20 Oktober 1924
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
3 August 1927
Alter 38
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States