A sampling of articles about Edna’s organizing for the suffrage movement:





1915: Edna Kearns tells fellow campaigners that she places suffrage news in 35 Long Island newspapers. “Mere Man is Shy, Suffragists Learn,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 15, 1915. PDF



1918: “Mrs. Kearns urges action in Senate,” The Hempstead Sentinel, May 2, 1918. Letter to editor when working on 19th amendment lobbying campaign. PDF

Other references: National Woman’s Party papers, PDFArticle about Grandmother Edna Kearns that appeared in a Long Island paper.  Other sources: an award-winning story about how Edna risked her life for Votes for Women, and an article in New York History

Her family history: Parents to grandparents. Great grandparents to great-great grandparents.

Above photo: Edna Kearns, far left, with family members and her parents, to the far right.

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8 Responses to Sources-Edna

  1. Matilda G. says:

    When will grandmother’s wagon be in exhibit again?

  2. Nan Arquero says:

    I’m learning as I go along. Keep the stories coming. I love it!

  3. Beth says:

    Of all the searches I did, couldn’t find anything as intriguing as your suffrage wagon blog.

  4. Arlene says:

    There’s something truly special in this site. Thank you for such hard work.

  5. Melanie says:

    There’s so much written about the leaders at the top, and relatively little about the women who marched in those parades, sold newspapers on the streets, planned and attended meetings. To attach a name and face to these women, which is what you’re doing with Edna, is a way to make a bridge and connection that lasts.

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