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Sara McPike

(1870–1943) Sara was a member of the Womens Trade Union League and was an early suffragist. Her obituary stated she was reported to have carried the first suffrage banner up Fifth Avenue in a parade in 1907.

In 1909 she organized the Catholic Committee of the New York City Woman Suffrage Party and was chair of the propaganda work among Catholics. Sara carried the leading banner with Inez Mulholland in the 1911 New York City suffrage parade. In 1911 she founded the St. Catherines Welfare Association, which affiliated with the New York State Womans Suffrage Association. The organization devoted itself exclusively to the passage of woman suffrage as a means to obtain remedial legislation for the social benefit of women workers and their children. Under Sara's leadership the Association held public suffrage meetings before Catholic organizations, wrote articles for the Catholic Press and mailed articles written by pro-suffrage priests to every clergyman in the United States.

In February 1917 Sara was chair of the Committee of Arrangements for a delegation of Eastern Catholic women who met with Cardinal Gibbons, the chief prelate of the Catholic Church in the United States, in an attempt to persuade him to cease his opposition to woman suffrage. *courtesty


St Joseph's Cemetery

209 Truman Ave, Yonkers, NY 10703

Westchester County

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