Laura Arnold Murray
(1793–1865) Laura is described by Victor historian Babette Huber as the town of Victor's earliest known suffragette.
In August of 1848, Rochester, NY was planning a Convention for Women's Rights. Laura was elected Vice President of the committee conducting the convention. This gathering was held two weeks after the Seneca Falls convention and was reported as being well attended. Her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Murray Walling, was an active suffragette who worked closely with Susan B Anthony. Little else is know about Laura Murray's contributions but it is clear that she set a strong example for her daughter.
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Mount Hope Cemetery
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