Wilmer Kearns

Wilmer Kearns. Quaker suffrage activist. (1881-1972).

Wilmer Kearns tries to win over Edna with his storytelling. on Vimeo.

Wilmer Kearns: The husband of suffragist Edna Kearns on Vimeo.

An introduction to Wilmer Kearns, husband of Edna Buckman Kearns, NYS suffrage activist. Grandfather to Marguerite Kearns who told her stories about her late grandmother Edna and got her started on learning about the first wave of women’s rights activism during the early 20th century.

Wilmer Kearns worked as an accountant in Manhattan. He served as treasurer of the Kearns Motor Car Company and maintained a New York City office there. After moving from Long Island to Pennsylvania in 1920, he owned and operated Echo Dale Gardens near Norristown with Edna, his wife. He continued operating the nursery outside of Philadelphia after Edna’s death in 1934.

Echo Dale Gardens—nursery run by Edna Kearns & Wilmer Kearns after 1920! on Vimeo.