Thursday, July 02, 2009

Making Local History


Mary Lydia Doe was a key figure in the suffrage movement in Michigan from 1880 to 1900.  She lived at 922 N. Monroe in Bay City close to May Stocking Knaggs, who had a house not more than a few blocks away. 


She, like May, was president of the Equal Suffrage Association.  She was chosen at the founding meeting in Flint in 1884. 


She was a member of the Bay City School Board  in 1890-91 when it was very unusual for a woman to hold office. She was the second vice president of the Michigan Federation of Labor.


This is only a beginning of the achievements of this remarkable woman.