Katherine Stoneman

(1841–1925) Kate is best known for being the first woman lawyer in the state of New York, admitted to the bar in 1886 before being the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. She was very involved with the local and state woman suffrage movement for many years and was the first woman to legally vote in Albany in 1880 when New York women were granted the right to vote in school elections.

Kate was friends with Susan B. Anthony and worked alongside Lillie Devereux Blake, Mary Seymour Howell and other prominent suffrage leaders. She lived long enough to witness New York women voting in 1918 and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. *courtesy alexanderstreet.com.

Albany Rural Cemetery

Section 56, Plot 28

Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY 12204

Albany County

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