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Frances (Fannie) Brunson

(1871–1956) Frances was born in East Bloomfield, NY and served as a local school teacher in 1894. She was an original member of the Fortnightly Club of East Bloomfield, which was founded in 1896. Fortnightly clubs were organized to bring together women for intellectual pursuits and community service. From 1898 to 1909, Frances was the assistant editor of the Ontario County Times Journal. In 1915, she wrote a suffrage farce entitled “Sam’s Surrender,” which was performed in several Upstate NY communities to raise funds in support of suffrage work.

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East Bloomfield Cemetery

6 Park Place, Bloomfield, NY 14469

Ontario County