Ellen Adelia Stone, Jr.
Ellen Stone represents the determination it took to break gender barriers in elected office and professional fields. She campaigned and won, to serve as the first woman on the Lexington School Board. She became one of the first women to become a lawyer in Massachusetts (women were refused admission to the bar until 1882). Ellen also demonstrated a generous community spirit of philanthropy, donating the Stone Building to the Town and many important textiles to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that help us understand the past.
October 7, 1854
An obituary in the Women’s Journal indicates that her mother, Ellen Robbins Stone, maintained a lifelong interest in abolition, women’s issues and education. The obituary, apparently written by the more famous Linda Stone (no relation) of the Women’s Suffrage movement, gives an indication of the breadth of Ellen Stone’s associations in the causes that she espoused.
Did not have children
Connection to Lexington:
Born in Lexington - Lexington Female Charitable Society
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Graduated from Boston University Law School in 1889
(First woman to become a lawyer in Massachusetts was 1882)
Suffragist, first woman to serve on the Lexington School Board.
Link to page in Notable American Women:
Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?
Involved in the abolition and suffrage movements