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Alice Toby Jones
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Wareham philanthropist Alice Tobey Jones (1873-1922) funded the establishment of Tobey Hospital, an institution that has played a major role in the health and well-being of Wareham and South Coast residents.
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Elizabeth Leonard
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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Noelie Houle
Dora Bastarache
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Sara Ann Delano
Ora M. DeJesus
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Helen Worthing Webster
Phebe Hart Mendall
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Rosamond Guinn
Louise E. Strongman
Martha Bush Gray
Edith Guerrier
Rosemary S. Tierney
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Rita Lopes
Mary J. “Polly” Johnson
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood
Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks
Eliza Bierstadt
Awashonks
Rachel Howland
Carrie Lee
Florence Eastman
Rosalind Poll Brooker
Margaret Xifaras
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Mary Hudson Onley
Mary Schwartz
Elizabeth Piper Ensley
Marian Shaw Smith
Emma Hall
Gladys Heuberger Sherman Ellis
Elizabeth Taber
Elizabeth Leonard
Jennie Horne
Rebecca L. H. Taber
Lillian Ross
Mary Rotch
Cornelia Grinnell
Laura Keene
Juan Bennett Drummond
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Harriet Jacobs
Margaret Ryckebusch
Theresa Dougall
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Hetty Green
Loretta Bourque
Geraldine Gomes
Valentina Almeida
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Cara Leland Rogers
Sarah R. Delano
Martha Bailey Briggs
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Nora Ouimette Duprey
Eulalia Mendes
Archangela Fortes
Carol Haney
Laurinda C. Andrade
Rosetta Douglass
Marie Equi
Sarah Rotch Arnold
Theodosia Chase
Maria Alves
Huybertie Hamlin
Maria (Maja) Capek
Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard
Mary Elizabeth Hartley
Tryne Costa
Ellen Kempton
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Helena de Kay Gilder
Mary Ann Flanagan Hayden
Alberta Mae Knox
Jane C. Waters
Charlotte White
Lena Britto
Alice Howland Macomber
Mary Santos Barros
Emily Howland Bourne
Betsey B. Winslow
Mary Ann Hathaway Tripp
Florence Waite
Helen Elizabeth Ellis
Harriet Didriksen
Belmira Nunes
Sylvia Ann Howland
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Mabel Knipe
Annie Holmes Ricketson
Mary Hall Leonard
Cecil Clark Davis
Cordelia Vien
Emma Louise Piper
Mary T. Vermette
Amelia Piper
Marial M. Harper

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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