Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Peckham, Elizabeth Maria Gifford 1854 - 1940
Definition: suffragist, scientist, and librarian; born in Milwaukee, the daughter of Charles Gifford, an early landscape architect in the city. She graduated from Vassar College in 1876 with a degree in science. She was one of the first librarians of the Milwaukee Public Library when it was established in 1878.
Peckham was active in the Wisconsin women's suffrage movement. For many years she was a member of the board of the National Woman Suffrage Association. She was active in the Wisconsin women's suffrage campaign, frequently testifying before the Wisconsin Legislature.
Elizabeth Gifford married George W. Peckham in 1880, and collaborated with him in research on spiders and wasps. Together they published scores of scientific papers and books (some of which she illustrated), pioneering in the application of behavoir to the classification of insects.
[Source: Obituary, Milwaukee Journal, February 13, 1940; Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography, 1960]
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badger [origin of name]
La Crosse [brief history]
Miller, George Peckham 1858 - 1931
Nieman, Lucius William 1857 - 1935
Peck Township [origin of place name]
Peck, George Wilbur 1840 - 1916
Peckham, Elizabeth Maria Gifford 1854 - 1940
Peckham, Elizabeth ["Lila"] 1843 - 1871
Peckham, George Williams 1845 - 1914
Somers, Peter J. 1850 - 1924
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Upham, William Henry 1841 - 1924
Wolcott, Laura [Ross] 1834 - 1915