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Catherine (Kate) Swift Thompson

(1842–1925) Catherine ("Kate") was inspired by Lillie D. Blake calling on women to organize for the suffrage cause. Kate served as the first secretary of the Chautauqua County Political Equity Club; the first such organization in New York State. She went on to serve as the treasurer of the New York State Suffrage Association from 1895-1897.

Kate’s husband Norman R Thompson was an educator, school superintendent and held office in Jamestown. By 1900, the couple became residents of Albany where he held a government job. Kate does not have an occupation noted but it is easy to imagine she would be active in this cause during this time.


Lake View Cemetery

907 Lakeview Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701

Chautauqua County

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