Tribute to Marguerite Newburgh Cole

 

Marguerite Newburgh Cole

 

Orange City, Iowa

 

Whittier, California

 

White

 

Protestant

 

Louis Newburgh

 

Louise Van Den Berg

 

Lyle William Cole

 

Joanne Marguerite Cole

 

Nellie May Wade, Ruth Adeline Schilling, Leona Marie Morris, Eugene Herbert Newburgh

 

Graduate, St. Paul High School, St. Paul, Minnesota (graduated top percentile in her class)

 

Cashier

 

Central Market, South Central Los Angeles, California

 

Office Manager, Movie Theater, South Central Los Angeles; Manager, Apartment Complex, South Central Los Angeles

 

Staff Assistant for her father’s political ambitions as he was Councilman in St. Paul, Minnesota; Volunteer for fundraisers for Spastic Children’s League, Los Angeles, California; Volunteer for fundraisers and major functions for the East Whittier YMCA, Whittier, California

 

Family and friends; top-notch seamstress--loved to sew for family and needy in neighborhoods

 

Marguerite Ann Newburgh made suffrage and political history. Under the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (woman suffrage), she was the first woman to vote in the United States in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota on August 27, 1920.

 

"I wasn't in the suffragette category, and politics never was my cup of tea."
--Marguerite Ann Newburgh Cole

She made suffrage and political history anyway, becoming the first woman to vote in the United States after the ratification of the 19th Amendment!

Marguerite was a very loving, family woman. A guiding light to her daughter, husband, and four grandchildren. A woman with class, charisma, sharp wit, and intelligence.