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Term: James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952

Definition:

suffragist, social worker, reformer, b. Richland Center. She graduated from high school in 1894, taught school for several years, and soon became active in the woman's suffrage movement in which both her parents were playing prominent roles. In 1911 she became president of the newly formed Political Equality League, holding this office until 1913 when the league was combined with the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association under the leadership of Mrs. Henry Youmans (q.v.). Ada James was active in many of the reform movements of the 1920's including pacifism, the advocacy of birth control, and prohibition. In 1922 she was vice-chairman of the Republican state central committee, and in 1923 was president of the Wisconsin Woman's Progressive Association, but left the organization when Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (q.v.), insisted on supporting Governor John J. Blaine (q.v.). During the 1920's Miss James was also engaged with Levi H. Bancroft (q.v.) in a series of slander suits growing out of her support of S. E. Smalley for the Republican nomination for a Wisconsin circuit judgeship. Active in social work, she administered the David G. James Memorial Fund established in 1922 for the relief of needy families in Richland County. She was chairman of the county children's board for many years. Milwaukee Journal, Dec. 21, 1924; Richland Center Richland Democrat, Oct. 2, 1952; Madison Wis. State journal, Sept. 30, 1952; A. L. James Papers.

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

232 records found

1998 Wisconsin Assembly Sesquicentennial Marker (H
Abert, George 1817 - 1890
Alstad [origin of place name]
Arndt, Charles C. P. , died 1842
Awishtoyou
Azim, Jr., James N. 1936
Babb's Prairie [origin of place name]
Bancroft, Levi Horace 1861 - 1948
Barber, Lucius Israel 1806 - 1889
Bardon, Thomas 1848 - 1923
Battle of Wisconsin Heights (Historic Marker Erect
Baumgart, James R. 1938
Beneworth, James 1816 - 187?
Bintliff, Col. James (1824-1901)
Bird, Augustus A. 1802 - 1870
Blaine, John James 1873 - 1934
Blair, Emma Helen 1851 - 1911
Bolles, Stephen 1866 - 1941
Borden, James Benjamin 1869 - 1939
Bracklin, James 1839 - 1900
Brandel, Mary Margaret (1907 - 1993)
Breck, James Lloyd 1818 - 1876
Brennan, James J. 1926
Brisay de Denonville, Jacques-René, Marquis de Den
Brown, James Sproat 1824 - 1878
Buck, James Smith 1812 - 1892
Buckley, James P. 1933
Buckstaff, John Jr. 1823 - 1900
Butler, Henry Sigourney 1854 - 1938
Butler, James Davie 1815 - 1905
Campbell, James 1814 - 1883
Campbell, William James 1871 - 1956
Carey, Eben James 1889 - 1947
Carpenter, Matthew Hale [B. "Carpenter","Decatur M
Catlin, George 1796 - 1872
Charneski, James R. 1935
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wis
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wis
Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin
Comstock, George Cary 1855 - 1934
Crabtree, James William 1864 - 1945
Crawford, Thomas James 1952
Cross, James B. 1819 - 1876
Dane County [origin of place name]
Darling, Mason C. 1801 - 1866
Davidson, James (1854-1922)(Historic Marker Erecte
Davidson, James Henry 1858 - 1918
Davidson, James O. 1854 - 1922
Davidson, Thomas 1828 - 1895
Dead Man's Spring [origin of place name]
Dekoven, James 1831 - 1879
Densmore, James 1820 - 1889
Devitt, James C. 1929
Dodge, Henry 1782 - 1867
Doolittle, James Rood 1815 - 1897
Dooney's Siding [origin of place name]
Doty, James Duane 1799 - 1865
Earnest, James Harrison 1818 - 1900
Edgerton Bible Case
Fairplay, Election precinct of, Grant Co.
Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889
Flynn, James T. 1944
Fond du Lac [brief history]
Foster, Carlton 1826 - 1901
Frear, James Archibald 1861 - 1939
Freese, Stephen J. 1960
Gates, James Leslie 1850 - 1911
Gay's Mill [origin of place name]
Gibbsville [origin of place name]
Glover, Arthur James 1873 - 1949
Gorrell, James, dates unverified
Gottlieb, Mark 1956
Governor James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) (Historic
Governor Lewis (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
governors
Grant County [origin of place name]
Groppi, Father James, 1930-1985
Hagerman, James John 1838 - 1909
Hamilton, James Edward 1852 - 1940
Hanley, Miles Lawrence 1893 - 1954
Harris Township [origin of place name]
Hartford [brief history]
Harwood, Frank James 1855 - 1940
Hazeltine, Mary Emogene 1868 - 1949
Held, James E. 1938
Hodgson, Albert James 1858 - 1943
Holperin, James C. 1950
Hopkins, James Campbell 1819 - 1877
Horlick, William 1846 - 1936
Howe, James Henry 1827 - 1893
Howe, Timothy Otis 1816 - 1883
Hoxie, Vinnie Ream 1847 - 1914
Hunter, Jeffrey 1926 - 1969
Indian agents
Invention of the Typewriter (Historic Marker Erect
Italians in Wisconsin
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
James, Ada (1876-1952)(Historic Marker Erected 199
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jamestown, Town of, Grant Co.
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jim's Falls [origin of place name]
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Kempster, Walter 1841 - 1918
Kendall (township) [origin of place name]
Kerwin, James Charles 1850 - 1921
Knaggs Ferry (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Kneeland, James 1816 - 1899
Kneeland, Moses 1809 - 1864
Knowlton, James H. 1813 - 1879
Knowlton, Wiram 1816 - 1863
Kreuser, James E. 1961
Laatsch, James F. 1940
Lampert, Florian 1863 - 1930
Law, James Richard 1885 - 1952
Lenroot, Irvine Luther 1869 - 1949
Lepak, David J. 1959
Leverich, James Earl
Lewis' Landing [origin of place name]
Lewis, Gov. James Taylor (1819-1904)
Lewis, James Otto 1799 - 1858
Lewis, James R. 1936
Lindsay, Edmond James 1838 - 1924
Lockwood, James Henry 1793 - 1857
Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
Lynn, James J. 1916
Lyons (township) [origin of place name]
Macalister, James 1840 - 1913
Madison [brief history]
Madison [origin of place name]
Madison, Dane Co.
Maiden Rock (Historic Marker Erected 1966)
Marotz, Robert G. 1921
Martin, James Baynard 1814 - 1878
Martin, Morgan Lewis 1805 - 1887
Mccann, James A. 1924
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908 - 1957
Menasha [brief history]
Menomonie [brief history]
Milwaukee 14
Milwaukee [brief history]
Monahan, James Gideon 1855 - 1923
Monona [origin of place name]
Monroe County [origin of place name]
Monroe [brief history]
Monroe [origin of place name]
Munson, Oliver Goldsmith 1856 - 1933
Murphy, James William 1858 - 1927
Muskego [brief history]
Nashotah Mission (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Neenah [brief history]
Neenah [origin of place name]
Nelson [origin of place name]
Nevin, James 1854 - 1921
Nye, Edgar Wilson ("Bill Nye") 1850 - 1896
O'Connor, James L. 1859 - 1931
O'Neill, James 1810 - 1882
Obey, David R. (b. 1938)
Ocooch [origin of place name]
Old Muskego (Historic Marker Erected 1963)
Oshkosh, Menominee chief, 1795 - 1858
Owen, Walter Cecil 1868 - 1934
Pail and Shovel Party
Paramount records
Park, Roswell 1807 - 1869
Patton, James Edward 1832 - 1904
Percival, James Gates 1795 - 1856
Peterson, James D.H. 1894
Political Equality League
Polk County [origin of place name]
Polk [origin of place name]
Pond, James Burton 1838 - 1903
Presidential Visits to Madison
primary elections in Wisconsin
Rathbun (Mitchell township) [origin of place name]
Red Bird, Ho-Chunk chief, 1788 - 1828
Reed, Curtis 1815 - 1895
Reid, Alexander James 1846 - 1910
Reymert, James De Noon 1821 - 1896
Richmond Township [origin of place name]
Rolette, [Jean] Joseph 1781 - 1842
Rooney, James F. 1935
Roxbury [origin of place name]
Rural Electrification (Historic Marker Erected 196
Rutkowski, James A. 1942
School Consolidation (Historic Marker Erected 1964
Schwebach, James 1847 - 1921
Sensenbrenner Jr., F. James 1943
Sheehan, James Patrick 1866 - 1936
Shiloh, Battle of
slavery in Wisconsin
Smith, Abraham Hyatt 1814 - 1892
Smith, Winfield 1827 - 1899
South Greenville Grange No. 225 (Historic Marker E
St. James (mission)
Stambaugh, Samuel C.
Stearns, Lutie Eugenia 1866 - 1943
Stewart, Alva 1821 - 1889
Stewart, James M. 1936
Storrow, Samuel Appleton 1787-1837
Stout, Henry Lane 1814 - 1900
Stout, James Huff 1848 - 1910
Strang, James Jesse 1813 - 1856
Sturdevant, Lafayette Monroe 1856 - 1923
Suydam, John Voorhees 1810 - 1885
Taycheedah [origin of place name]
territorial governor
Third Ward fire (Milwaukee, 1892)
Thomson, Alexander Mcdonald 1822 - 1898
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Trail Discovery (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Tuczynski, Phillip James 1947
United Brethrens in Wisconsin
Unonius, Gustaf Elias Marius 1810 - 1902
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Utopians in Wisconsin
Vineyard, James Russell 1804 - 1863
Voree [origin of place name]
Vruwink, Amy Sue 1975
Wahner, James W. 1939
Wauwatosa [brief history]
Winooski [origin of place name]
Wisconsin [origin of place name]

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