4. Helen Warren Brown
Helen Warren Brown died at age 29 in Paris, France. You may choose to read about her monument which is filled with symbols of affection and grief, such as a rose for eternal love and a cutoff tree trunk for a life too short. If you are especially interested in memorial symbols, this monument to a lost wife is an excellent choice.
5. Adelaide Crapsey
Do you enjoy reading and writing poetry? If so, you might choose to learn about Adelaide Crapsey who grew up in Rochester. She was a tragic young poet who dressed all in gray when she taught at SmithCollege. After a short time there, she became ill. She died in her mid-thirties, a life sadly cut short.
6. Rhoda DeGarmo
Rhoda DeGarmo and her husband were friends and neighbors of the Anthony family. The DeGarmos were brave, freethinking members of the Underground Railroad which helped runaway slaves escape to Canada. If you choose DeGarmo, you will also learn about a woman who voted in the 1872 election with Susan B. Anthony. Mrs. DeGarmo's portrait can be seen on the third floor of the Susan B. Anthony House.
7. Sara R. Adamson Dolley
If you choose Sara, you will be learning about an incredible woman! She was the second woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. That was an awesome achievement for a woman in 1851. Dr. Dolley worked as a physician to improve the life of women. She was a leader in local women's organizations, and was a avid supporter of women's rights.
8. Anna Murray Douglass
Frederick Douglass' first wife, Anna Murray Douglass, was a hard-working woman devoted to her husband and her five children. Born to enslaved parents, she helped Frederick escape to freedom in New York City. Because her husband's work took him far from home for long periods of time, Anna was faced with raising and supporting their five children as well as managing a household. She was an agent on the Underground Railroad, welcoming freedom seekers into her own home. If you want to study a courageous woman who lived in dangerous times, choose Anna Douglass.
9. Helen Pitts Douglass
Helen Pitts Douglass was born in Honeoye and was a teacher, writer, and activist. She also became Frederick Douglass' second wife. Mrs. Douglass was devoted to her husband and traveled extensively with him throughout Europe and accompanied Douglass to Haiti when he was appointed Minister to Haiti. She dedicated her life to preserving his memory. If you would like to learn more about this interesting woman, choose Helen Pitts Douglass.
10. Emelene Abbey Dunn
Are you an artist or a person who enjoys looking at art? If so, you will find a soul sister in Emelene Abbey Dunn. Miss Dunn used oils, watercolors and pastels in her paintings which were exhibited in many places including the MemorialArtGallery. She shared her talent with students and teachers of art. During World War l, Miss Dunn worked hard to support the American soldiers.
11. Helen Ellwanger
A little family history! George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry founded the world's largest tree and plant nursery which led to Rochester's fame as "The Flower City." Helen Ellwanger was the granddaughter of George Ellwanger. If you have an interest in saving and restoring old Rochester buildings, you might want to learn more about Miss Ellwanger who founded the Landmark Society of Western New York. She was also an excellent gardener (You can still visit her gardens!) and was involved in many activities in the Rochester community.
12. Brenda Fraser
If you love theater, you will admire the pioneer spirit of Brenda Fraser, who was very active in the Rochester Community Players and the Rochester Shakespeare Theater. Brenda was an articulate politician, elected to the Rochester School Board many times. She served as President of the Rochester School Board, and was widely admired for her dedication, good sense, and superb leadership skills. In 1980 at the young age of 40, she died of a brain tumor. Her dying request was to be buried in her beloved Mount Hope Cemetery.
13. Jean Brooks Greenleaf
Mrs. Greenleaf was an active suffragist leader in New YorkState. She was a close friend of Susan B. Anthony and Mary Anthony. Select Mrs. Greenleaf, the president of a political equality club, and see how she helped raise $250 to refurnish the Anthony home in 1891. Mrs. Greenleaf also was a special speaker at important birthday celebrations of Susan B. Anthony.