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Mary Ballou: “A Rhode Island Suffrage Pioneer”

Do you have a piece of Ballou jewelry? Mary Ballou may have been a jewelry manufacturer’s wife, but she was an activist, too. She spent 50 years fighting for the vote and then was part of the Rhode Island League of Women voters.
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Mary Ballou: “A Rhode Island Suffrage Pioneer”

Back in 1920 when Rhode Island ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, the Providence Journal named Mary Ballou (of Providence and the Bristol Ferry neighborhood of Portsmouth) as a “Rhode Island …

Source: Portsmouth Historical Society

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