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Early Members (1890s)

These photographs and brief profiles of selected early Club members appear in
a book in the club’s archives. Words in brackets ( “[ ]” ) are our contemporary additions.

“Second President of The Woman’s Century Club [1892-93]. The first woman graduate in Law from Yale College.”

Miss Alice Jordan Blake

“Second President of The Woman’s Century Club [1892-93]. The first woman graduate in Law from Yale College.”
“Another Washington Pioneer coming from New York around Cape Horn in 1865. Her hospitable home was the home of the club in its infancy.”

Mrs. Anna M. Brown

“Another Washington Pioneer coming from New York around Cape Horn in 1865. Her hospitable home was the home of the club in its infancy.”
“Born in Scotland, educated in Perthshire and in Canada. A writer of dainty verse and prose. Some of which is finding its way into Eastern publications.”

Mrs. Elizabeth Calvert

“Born in Scotland, educated in Perthshire and in Canada. A writer of dainty verse and prose. Some of which is finding its way into Eastern publications.”
“First President of The Woman’s Century Club [1891-92]. A brilliant orator with a message which will not fail to be heard upon the vital questions of the day.”

Mrs. Carrie Lane Chapman Catt

“First President of The Woman’s Century Club [1891-92]. A brilliant orator with a message which will not fail to be heard upon the vital questions of the day.”
“In the home or club blending the spirit of each into the enlargement of the whole.”

Mrs. Hannah M. Denton

“In the home or club blending the spirit of each into the enlargement of the whole.”
“A woman of varied attainments domestic, literary, philanthropic. President of Seattle Board of Friendly Visitors, also of Chautauqua Alumni and member of the League of the Roundtable.”

Mrs. Anna Fishback

“A woman of varied attainments domestic, literary, philanthropic. President of Seattle Board of Friendly Visitors, also of Chautauqua Alumni and member of the League of the Roundtable.”
“A most graceful writer of both poetry and prose, much of which has appeared in the Ohio press and in our own best journals.”

Mary Barrett Hagan

“A most graceful writer of both poetry and prose, much of which has appeared in the Ohio press and in our own best journals.”
“President of The Woman’s Century Club [1893-95]. A woman of unusual energy and executive ability, and identified with the progressive spirit both in Seattle and the State of Washington.”

Mrs. Carrie M. Hill

“President of The Woman’s Century Club [1893-95]. A woman of unusual energy and executive ability, and identified with the progressive spirit both in Seattle and the State of Washington.”
“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”

Mrs. Kate T. Holmes

“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”
“First Vice President of The Woman’s Century Club [1891-92]. A physician of recognized ability in her adopted city; a woman of whom women are proud.”

Dr. Sarah Kendall

“First Vice President of The Woman’s Century Club [1891-92]. A physician of recognized ability in her adopted city; a woman of whom women are proud.”
“Graduate Illinois State Normal University. For nine years one of its faculty. First woman school superintendent in Seattle, Washington. Editor of the ‘Pacific Boys and Girls’.”

Miss Julia E. Kennedy

“Graduate Illinois State Normal University. For nine years one of its faculty. First woman school superintendent in Seattle, Washington. Editor of the ‘Pacific Boys and Girls’.”
“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”

Mrs. Frances A. Loyhed

“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”
“Pioneer to Washington in 1865. Enrolling clerk in the Washington Territorial Legislature of 1869 and the first woman to occupy the position in the country. Her beautiful home has long been a centre of intellectual culture and progressive ideas.”

Mrs. Elizabeth Mackintosh

“Pioneer to Washington in 1865. Enrolling clerk in the Washington Territorial Legislature of 1869 and the first woman to occupy the position in the country. Her beautiful home has long been a centre of intellectual culture and progressive ideas.”
“Pioneer, Humanitarian, Christian. Devoted to all good works W.C.T.U.”

Mrs. Harriet E. Parkhurst

“Pioneer, Humanitarian, Christian. Devoted to all good works W.C.T.U.”
“Pioneer to Washington in 1865. Enrolling clerk in the Washington Territorial Legislature of 1869 and the first woman to occupy the position in the country. Her beautiful home has long been a centre of intellectual culture and progressive ideas.”

Mrs. Elizabeth Mackintosh

“Pioneer to Washington in 1865. Enrolling clerk in the Washington Territorial Legislature of 1869 and the first woman to occupy the position in the country. Her beautiful home has long been a centre of intellectual culture and progressive ideas.”
“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”

Mrs. Harriet E. Parkhurst

“Graduate of Andover, Mass. Abbot Academy [the first school exclusively for girls in America]. A woman of broad culture, and ideal mother and if possible a more ideal club woman.”
“Belonging to the South by birth and rearing, but the Nation for her earnest work in the cause of Temperance and Social reform.”

Mrs. Elizabeth Lyle Saxon

“Belonging to the South by birth and rearing, but the Nation for her earnest work in the cause of Temperance and Social reform.”
“Secretary Woman’s Century Club. Graduate of Illinois State University and Boston School of Oratory and enterprising founder and director of Seattle Conservatory of Arts.”

Mrs. Celeste Langley Slauson

“Secretary Woman’s Century Club. Graduate of Illinois State University and Boston School of Oratory and enterprising founder and director of Seattle Conservatory of Arts.”