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Belle G. Bigelow

Belle Bigelow was born on a farm in Gilead Township, Branch County, Michigan on 16 February 1851.  She was educated in the local school and became a school teacher.  After marriage, she moved to Geneva, Nebraska, where she became interested in woman suffrage.
     She was elected president of the Fillmore County Equal Suffrage Association and was made a delegate to the state convention in Omaha.  The next year, she was made state secretary of the Association and commenced travelling throughout Nebraska speaking on that subject. 
     Belle was an early member of the Lincoln WCTU.  She was superintendent of foreign work for the state WCTU and a delegate to the national WCTU convention in 1891.
     Mrs. Bigelow died on 11 January 1925 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery at Lincoln.

-- Data from Wikipedia, located by Adam Seaman.

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