In 1887 Caroline Wellington echoed the voice of the Mothers of the Revolution when the Lexington Women’s Suffrage League created a banner that proclaimed, “Something Must Be Done.” Caroline and her sister carried forward her mother’s advocacy work on the League’s Executive Committee. In 1913,
Caroline passed the banner to Vera P. Lane to carry in the
Women’s March in Washington, D.C. It was another 7 years
before the 19th Amendment recognized women’s suffrage.
Caroline represents the multi-generational pursuit of equal
suffrage and the power of petitions, bazaars and banners.
3 Dec 1820
16 Mar 1916
Connection to Lexington:
From the obituary: Miss Wellington was a resident of Lexington all her life and was a member of the Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Equal Suffrage League.
Link to page in Notable American Women:
Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?
References: Obituary, Boston Herald, Saturday March 18, 1916; Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1850; Ancestry.com censuses and city directories.
In the 1910 census, Caroline was 89 and was living at 12 Clarke St with her sisters Eliza Wellington (86) and Louise Peaslee (76) and a servant Ella Rogers (58)