Regina Amy Victoria Juengling
(1886–1974) Regina's activism as a suffragist began in 1916 when she became a poll watcher for the New York Suffrage Association. In the fall of 1917 she accompanied her widowed step-grandmother, Wanda Juengling, to Washington, DC. Wanda had expressed a desire to visit the National Woman's Party headquarters and to participate in a protest march. Because of her age and health Wanda was turned down. Regina was persuaded to march in Wanda's place. On November 10, 1917, Regina was among a large picket group protesting the treatment of Alice Paul and other suffrage prisoners. She was one of thirty-one pickets arrested that day. She was sentenced to thirty days at the Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, VA, but only served one week. She also participated in the "Watchfires of Freedom" protest in 1919.
Regina continued her social activism throughout her life. In 1922 she accompanied Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, on a tour overseas to learn about European birth control methods. In 1924 Regina ran for US Congress in the 42nd district of New York on the Socialist ticket "because a woman's name should be on the ticket." She received 2,778 votes to the winner's total of 28,152.
Regina cared for her elderly parents and spent the remainder of her life writing numerous articles, which were never published. She wrote to everyone and anyone calling for a revision of the language in the Declaration of Independence from "All MEN are created equal" to "All men and WOMEN are created equal." *courtesy alexanderstreet.com
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Section 8, Lot 50-S MID PT, Space 6
1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209