Theresa Stitch (Stich, Stick)
(1899–1981) Theresa was born in New York City to Russian immigrants. In 1919, she was one of fourteen participants in an anti-Wilson march held in Manhattan. Organized by Alice Paul, these women protested Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic Party's inability to pass a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Theresa's participation in the March 1919 demonstration is detailed in "6 Anti-Wilson Suffragists Are Arrested Here," New York Tribune, 5 March 1919, p. 4.
There is no other record of Theresa's involvement with the National Women's Party or any suffrage activities. The 1940 US Census states that Theresa was then working for the city Department of Welfare as a social investigator. Perhaps this was the avenue she used to help other's obtain their rights. If you know more about her, you can help us tell her story. Please use our Add a Suffragist form to submit your information.
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
78–00 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385