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Elizabeth Leonard
Philanthropist Elizabeth Leonard (1823-1901) left an insightful legacy to the town of Rochester. In 1876, she donated money for the first Rochester Free Public Library.
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Lighting the Way – Historic Women of the South Coast tells the stories of commitment, determination and perseverance of women from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

“Women’s contributions have often been heard as whispers in history,” said Christina Bascom, the project’s designer. Spurred on by tales of a Petticoat Society, a group of women from throughout the community are bringing these stories to life on the SouthCoast. “We are unearthing remarkable stories of women’s personal callings that required grit, tenacity and enduring commitment to their families, community and country. These stories will inspire, motivate and inform generations to come.”

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Mary Ann Hathaway Tripp
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood
Noelie Houle
Florence Eastman
Sarah R. Delano
Rebecca L. H. Taber
Elizabeth Piper Ensley
Ellen Kempton
Mary J. “Polly” Johnson
Margaret Xifaras
Emily Howland Bourne
Mabel Knipe
Emma Louise Piper
Nora Ouimette Duprey
Jane C. Waters
Harriet Jacobs
Maria Alves
Carrie Lee
Ada Woolley Sullivan
Amelia Piper
Laurinda C. Andrade
Mary Elizabeth Hartley
Lillian Ross
Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks
Cornelia Grinnell
Sara Ann Delano
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Mary Santos Barros
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Rachel Howland
Mary Hall Leonard
Helen Elizabeth Ellis
Loretta Bourque
Awashonks
Margaret Ryckebusch
Helen Worthing Webster
Cecil Clark Davis
Mary Hudson Onley
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Dora Bastarache
Martha Bailey Briggs
Louise E. Strongman
Gladys Heuberger Sherman Ellis
Laura Keene
Ora M. DeJesus
Helena de Kay Gilder
Valentina Almeida
Phebe Hart Mendall
Archangela Fortes
Betsey B. Winslow
Mary T. Vermette
Sarah Rotch Arnold
Carol Haney
Charlotte White
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Rosemary S. Tierney
Marie Equi
Eliza Bierstadt
Rosamond Guinn
Hetty Green
Harriet Didriksen
Cara Leland Rogers
Mary Ann Flanagan Hayden
Rosetta Douglass
Jennie Horne
Marian Shaw Smith
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Rosalind Poll Brooker
Geraldine Gomes
Marial M. Harper
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Edith Guerrier
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Elizabeth Taber
Florence Waite
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Juan Bennett Drummond
Belmira Nunes
Caroline Leonard Goodenough
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Sylvia Ann Howland
Alberta Mae Knox
Theodosia Chase
Maria (Maja) Capek
Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard
Elizabeth Leonard
Emma Hall
Martha Bush Gray
Mary Schwartz
Huybertie Hamlin
Alice Howland Macomber
Eulalia Mendes
Lena Britto
Amelia Jones
Tryne Costa
Mary Rotch
Theresa Dougall
Rita Lopes
Annie Holmes Ricketson

Lighting the Way – Historic Women of the South Coast tells the stories of commitment, determination and perseverance of women from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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