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A Sketch of Mrs. Emma C. Laugenour

We are still working on expanding our California County Histories in the newest section of our American County Histories Collection.

New online and fully searchable is History of Yolo County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present, published in 1913.

This 900+ page volume contains a comprehensive history of Yolo County as well as almost 600 pages of biographical information and illustrations of the region’s settlers.

Mrs. Emma C. Laugenour

As compared with the volumes that have been written exploiting the accomplishments of men in bringing California up to its present state of development, little or nothing has been said concerning the part women have taken in this same work. While from an outward viewpoint the characters they have represented in the drama have been less conspicuous perhaps than those portrayed by the men, nevertheless they have been equally necessary to bring about the ends accomplished, as many men have declared in giving the synopsis of their lives.

Emma C. Laugenour of Yolo County, California

Emma C. Laugenour

Few of California’s early settlers recognized more thoroughly than did John D. Laugenour the sustaining help and comfort which he received from his wife, and he frankly gave credit to her for much that he was able to accomplish during his long residence in the west.

Emma Christene Watkins was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, May 12, 1842, and was therefore about eighteen years of age when she became the wife of John D. Laugenour in 1860. Of the eight children born to them five are now living and exemplifying in their daily lives the high principles of manhood and womanhood instilled in them by the teachings of their parents. Named in the order of their birth they are as follows: Philip T., Henry W., Jesse D., William R., and Emma Carter, the wife of Walter F. Malcomb.

To the tactful sympathy, as well as conservative judgment of his wife, Mr. Laugenour attributed much of his success, and the fact that since his death she has faithfully endeavored to carry out plans of both philanthropy and business in which she deems he would have been deeply interested, is proof of the confidence and understanding which existed between them.


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Accessible Archives Makes List of 105 Indispensable Resources

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Constitution of The National Woman Suffrage Association

The Constitution of the National Woman Suffrage Association was published in the March 1878 issue of Matilda Joslyn Gage’s National Citizen and Ballot Box

Constitution of The National Woman Suffrage Association

ARTICLE 1. This organization shall be called The National Woman Suffrage Association.

ARTICLE 2. The object of this Association shall be to secure NATIONAL protection for women citizens in the exercise of their right to vote.

ARTICLE 3. All citizens of the United States subscribing to this Constitution, and contributing not less than one dollar annually, shall be considered members of the Association; with the right to participate in its deliberations.

ARTICLE 4. The officers of this Association shall be a President, a Vice President from each of the States and Territories, Corresponding and Recording Secretaries, a Treasurer, an Executive Committee of not less than five, and an Advisory Committe consisting of one person from each State and Territory.

ARTICLE 5. All Woman Suffrage Societles throughout the country shall be welcomed as auxillaries; and their accredited officers, or duly appointed representatives, shall be recognized as members of the National Association.

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General Intelligence: Slave Factory Destroyed

National Anti-Slavery Standard was established in 1840 by the husband and wife team of Lydia and David Child, who both were affirmed abolitionists as well as recognized successful writers. Using the motto “Without Concealment–Without Compromise” the Standard sought to extend the rights of slaves across the country.

This report was published on March 18, 1841: Late from Liberia. The News of the breaking up of sundry slave factories on the coast, by British cruisers, is confirmed. Some particulars will be found below.

Slave Factory Destroyed

Monrovia, Dec. 4. — We have the pleasing intelligence to communicate to our readers, of the seizure of the buildings and property of that notorious slave mart at Gallenas, which for years has been carrying on a horrible traffic in humanbeings. The particulars of the affair we have from the lips of the master of an American brig now in our roadstead, who was at Gallenas at the time, on shore himself, and thus became acquained with the whole transaction.

It appears that a preconcerted plan of arrangements had been entered into between the commanders of the H. B. M. armed vessels, the Wanderer, the Saracen, and the Rolla. On a certain day, as if accidentally, they all dropped anchor one after the other off Gallenas bar, and began to man their boats for an attack on the establishment on shore. The Rolla, fearing she should not arrive in time, had early in the day sent her quota of men and boats to join the Wanderer, so that although she did not get to anchor until three or four P. M., her boats all manned, prepared with the others for the attack. As soon as all things were ready, 11 boats carrving 120 men, well armed, pushed off from the sides of the Wanderer and the Saracen, and steared directly for the bar, passing through which, they entered the river and began to near the field of action.


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