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Ball, William (fl. 1911–1913), suffrage activist and trade unionist, came from a working-class family, possibly based in the midlands. Little is known of his early years apart from his paid work after leaving school. After working initially as a gardener, he became a master tailor with his own business, moving into unskilled work when this failed. In 1911–12 he was living in ...

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Bennett, Louise [Louie] (1870–1956), suffragist, trade unionist, and pacifist, was born in Temple Road, Temple Hill, near Dublin, the eldest of five daughters and five sons of an auctioneer and antiques valuer called Bennett and his wife, Susan Boulger, daughter of an army...

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Chew, Ada Nield (1870–1945), labour organizer and suffragist, was born at Hollins, Butt Lane, Audley, Staffordshire, on 28 January 1870, the second child in a family of thirteen of William Nield, brick maker, and his wife, Jane, née Hammond. Ada was taken from school at the age of eleven to help look after the family, especially her younger sister ...

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Cook [née Graves], Cecily Mary (1889/90–1962), trade unionist and suffrage campaigner, daughter of Alfred Graves, was probably born in London, but little else is known about her early life. She married Herbert G. N. Cook, a secretary, on 6 November 1909. The couple's only child, a son, died at about the age of nineteen. Following ...

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Dickenson [née Welsh], Sarah (1868–1954), trade unionist and suffragist, was born on 28 March 1868 in Borsall Road, Hulme, Manchester, the second of five children of Scot John Welsh, enameller and coach-painter, and his wife, Jane Ferguson. From 1879, when she was eleven years old, until 1895, ...

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McCallum [married name Richardson], Janet Hutchison [Jenny] (1881–1946), trade unionist and suffragette, was born on 21 July 1881 at Hospital Hill, Dunfermline, the eldest of the thirteen children of John McCallum (1857–c.1905), stonemason, and his wife, Janet (1860–1933). Jenny McCallum's...

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Silcock [married name Fairhurst], Helen (b. 1865), trade unionist and suffragist, was born at Usworth, co. Durham, on 25 February 1865, the fourth daughter in the family of at least five daughters and three sons of John Silcock (1829/30–1903), coalminer and strong trade unionist, and his wife, ...

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Stephen, Jessie (1893–1979), suffragette and labour activist, was born on 19 April 1893 in Marylebone, London, the eldest of eleven children of Alexander Stephen, tailor, and his wife, Jane Miller. The family lived in Edinburgh for six years before moving to Dunfermline, and after 1901 resided permanently in ...

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Wilkinson, Jeannette Gaury (1841–1886), trade unionist and suffragist, was born on 19 March 1841 at 40 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, the daughter of George Henry Wilkinson, a foreman clerk in a large merchant's warehouse, and his wife Jane (née Lane). She had several brothers, one of whom was blind. ...