Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge

Female 1866 - 1948  (82 years)


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  • Name Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge 
    Born 1 Apr 1866  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1880  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial 1948  Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1948  Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 30 Jul 1948  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge Graduated from Wellesley College in 1888 and taught high school math in Washington, D.C. She studied law at the University of Kentucky and in 1894 became the first woman admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association. She moved to Chicago, Illinois and became the first woman awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1901 and later become Dean of the School of Social Administration. In 1907 she moved into the famed Hull House and became associated with the Woman's Trade Union League, organizing garment worker's strikes in 1911 and 1915. She was elected president of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association in 1911, and founded the Immigrant's Protective League in 1920. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt named her the first woman delegate to the Pan-American Conference in Montevideo, and in 1934, she was elected president of the American Association of Schools of Social Work. Her publications include: “The Delinquent Child and the Home” (1912), “Truancy and Non-Attendance in the Chicago Schools” (1917), “New Homes for Old” (1921), “Family Welfare Work in a Metropolitan Community” (1924), “Public Welfare Administration” (1927), “Women in the Twentieth Century” (1933), and “The Family and the State” (1934).
    Person ID I1221  mytree
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 

    Father William Campbell Preston Breckinridge,   b. 28 Aug 1837, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1904, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Issa Desha,   b. 18 Apr 1844, Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1892  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1866 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1948 - Lexington Cem, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1948 - Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1948 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1880 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY - District 066 (p337C).jpg
    1880 US Census - Lexington, Fayette, KY - District 066 (p337C).jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] 1880 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: 413; Family History Film: 1254413; Page: 337C; Enumeration District: 066; Image: 0115..
      W. C. P. Breckenridge
      Issa D.
      Ella
      Sophonisba
      Desha
      Robert
      M. Curry
      Mary C. Desha
      Mary Desha

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.


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