Suffrage – Seneca
Mary Gray Peck
She was a graduate of Elmira College Class of 1889. Ms. Peck was the secretary and biographer of suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt.
Occupation: Asst professor of English, U Minn 1905-9; hq sec, Natl Woman Suffrage Assoc, NYC.
She was on the staff of the Literature Department at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She spent a sabbatical at Cambridge University, England (1905-1906), studying early English literature. She was accompanied by her friend Frances Boardman (Squire) Potter and Potter’s children. In 1909, she left Minneapolis and joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association as corresponding secretary in New York.
- (1887-1953), remained single
- Native of Hall, lived last 10 years of life in Vermont
- Graduate of Canandaigua Academy Class of 1906
- Was in Red Cross Canteen Service in Great Britain and France during WWI6
- Active in local women’s suffrage6