Julia Ann Wilbur
(1815–1895) Before the Civil War, Julia spent more time in abolition than woman's rights activities, although always strongly supported economic, social, and political rights for women. In 1869, she planned with five other women to register to vote in local elections in Washington. They presented a letter to election judges that read, in part, "We know that it is unusual for those of our sex to make such a request. We do so because we believe ourselves entitled to the franchise." Although the judges refused the request, their effort was covered in the press. A book about her: ”A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose" by Paula Whitacre 2017.
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